Lancaster in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
This Structure, erected by Major Jonas Wilder, from boards planed and nails wrought on the site, originally possessing a four-fireplace chimney and Indian shutters, is Coos County's first two-storey dwelling. Construction was initiated on the noted "Dark Day" of May 19, 1780, which caused work to cease temporarily. Successively a home, a tavern, a church, and a meeting place, it is now a museum.
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 084.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1863.
Location. 44° 29.82′ N, 71° 34.609′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street (U.S. 2) and Main Street (U.S. 3), on the right when traveling west on Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 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 N. H.: Stories of People and Places (here, next to this marker); Stone House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lancaster War MemorialCol. Edward Cross (approx. half a mile away); Lancaster Main Street Program’s (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Thompson Legacy (approx. ¾ mile away); First Church of Lancaster (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lancaster War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - Wilder-Holton House. (Submitted on October 1, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Dark Day - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.