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Colebrook in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Sutton Place

Golden Locks - Dr. Drum’s

 

— Colebrook’s 250th Celebration —

 
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By Steve Stoessel, September 19, 2020
1. Sutton Place Marker
Inscription.  
History:
• Believed constructed about 1868 for the Lombard family.
• Seneca Merrill later obtained the house and added the tower to the original building. Mr. Merrill was married to Viola Sutton's grandmother.
• John Pitkin Sutton was born in 1906. He married Viola Harding Sutton (a well known first grade teacher) in 1936 and they rented an apartment in this house, later purchasing it.
• About 1954, John & Viola turned the house into a tourist business, renting four rooms, all with one bath that guests had to share.
• In 1983, Donald and Carmela Kelsea purchased the building and turned the downstairs into a fine réstaurant, known as The Sutton Place.
• In 2008, Cindy & David Hicks purchased the building, doing substantial renovations. A beauty parlor now occupies the front portion, an optometrist the back suite, and an office for a local logging operation is upstairs as well as an apartment.

Fun Fact-
Anyone who dined at the Sutton House will fondly remember long time server, Thelma Daley, telling you to "clean your plate or no dessert."
 
Erected by
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By Steve Stoessel, September 19, 2020
2. Sutton Place Marker
Colebrook Area Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 44° 53.631′ N, 71° 29.806′ W. Marker is in Colebrook, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 3) south of Bridge Street (New Hampshire Route 26), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located mid-block between Colby and Bridge Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Main St, Colebrook NH 03576, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hicks Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Country Roots (within shouting distance of this marker); Jenkins Funeral (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizen’s Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilderness Restaurant (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remick Building (about 600 feet away); The Coos Trail (approx. half a mile away); Metallak (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colebrook.
 
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By Steve Stoessel, September 19, 2020
3. Sutton Place
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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