Lancaster in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Lancaster NH: Stories of People & Places
John Sullivan Wells built this unique structure between 1835 and 1840.Wells brought the granite from Northumberland to construct his home. Shortly after it was completed Wells was called to Exeter to become Attorney General and the house was sold to the Hopkinson family. Today the house is a working farm and reflects Lancaster's deeply rooted farming history.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 44° 29.588′ N, 71° 34.281′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 2) south of Depot Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted waist-high on a wooden stand directly in front of the subject house, near the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 159 Main Street, Lancaster NH 03584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lancaster War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Edward Cross (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lancaster Main Street Program’sWilder-Holton House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Thompson Legacy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lancaster N. H.: Stories of People and Places (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Church of Lancaster (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Lancaster War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Also see . . . Located on Main Street, the Stone House is one of Lancaster’s older dwellings.
Near the Lancaster-Northumberland border, Wells found the solid block of granite which would be cut out and brought to Lancaster. For a 19th century home, it was an astounding structure, and it has weathered time well. The Stone House has four columns on the front piazza. Upon walking into the entrance hall, one see’s the spiral staircase, which was modeled after the ones typical of southern plantation mansions. (Submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.