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Dover in Strafford County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Merchants National Bank

 
 
Merchants National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
1. Merchants National Bank Marker
Inscription.  Merchants National Bank began operations on April 2, 1900 with $100,000 in capital, founded by Charles Carpenter Goss of Pittsfield. Mr. Goss was the first cashier and his grandfather Charles H. Carpenter was chosen as the first president. Merchants Savings Bank was organized at the same location in 1901 and remained here until 1974 when a new facility, now known as People's United Bank, was constructed further north on Central Avenue. Merchants National Bank remained on this spot and merged with the First National Bank of Portsmouth in 1993. In 1997, the Farmington National Bank took over this location, and in 2002 the space became home to Baldface Books. The Holy Rosary Credit Union and Envoy Mortgage are the newest tenants in this building. Envoy Mortgage occupies the former space of Merchants National while Holy Rosary occupies the former space of Merchants Savings Bank.
 
Erected 2015 by Faces of Dover, and Dover Main Street, Inc. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1900.
 
Location.
Marker detail: Merchants National Bank, circa 1900 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Merchants National Bank, circa 1900
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43° 11.913′ N, 70° 52.446′ W. Marker is in Dover, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Central Avenue (New Hampshire Route 9) and Third Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located along the sidewalk, directly east across Central Avenue (Main Street) from the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 499 Central Avenue, Dover NH 03820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New Depot on Third Street (a few steps from this marker); The American House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Dover’s Two Largest Retail Chain Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); The Two Morrill Blocks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dover NH WW I Dobbins Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Dover Mill Girls (about 500 feet away); St. John's Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Dover's Black Day (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Merchants National Bank. The Holy Rosary Credit Union is the newest tenant in this building now known as Veronica House. (Submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Merchants National Bank. In 1865, the Cocheco National Bank was begun
Merchants National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
3. Merchants National Bank Marker
Envoy Mortgage / Holy Rosary Credit Union building visible in background, across Central Avenue to the west of marker
and the Cocheco Savings Bank in 1872. They occupied this corner of Third Street until 1900 when the Merchants National Bank was founded. In 1910, Merchants purchased three buildings on the corner for expansion purposes and have been here ever since. (Submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Old Money from The Merchants National Bank Of Dover. The Merchants National Bank of Dover in New Hampshire printed $1,954,360 worth of national currency. This national bank opened in 1900 and stopped printing money in 1935, which equals a 36 year printing period. During its life, the Merchants National Bank of Dover issued 10 different types and denominations of national currency. (Submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Envoy Mortgage / Holy Rosary Credit Union image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
4. Envoy Mortgage / Holy Rosary Credit Union
"Farmington National Bank" lettering is still visible on brick, between “Envoy Mortgage” signs to the right of entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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