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New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — A Gift from Mary Baker G. Eddy
The discoverer and founder of Christian Science to First Church of Christ Scientist Concord, New Hampshire — Map (db m76438) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — An Architectural Treasure TroveDowntown Concord — Est. 1725

Downtown Concord has one of the best assemblages of 19th and early 20th century commercial, civic and institutional buildings in New England. Despite near uniformity in height and material, each building is individually and distinctively . . . — Map (db m117588) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 0067 — Bridges House Governor's Residence
This house, on land long occupied by Revolutionary Veteran Joshua Thompson, was built by Charles Graham about 1836. Styles Bridges, Governor of New Hampshire (1935-36) and U.S. Senator for 25 years thereafter, lived here from 1946 until his . . . — Map (db m129723) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Charles Augustus Doyen
1914 World War 1918 erected by City of Concord New Hampshire Dedicated Nov. 11, 1919 In Memory of Brigadier General Charles Augustus Doyen Commanding Officer – First Regiment . . . — Map (db m115938) WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Concord Clock
Originally in the tower of the Board of Trade building at School and North Main Streets, the Concord Clock was manufactured by E. Howard Co., Boston, Massachusetts, and purchased in 1872 through public subscription. The cast steel bell, made in . . . — Map (db m115899) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Concord Police Station1890

This brick building, with its rock-faced granite trim, was Concord's police station from 1890 until 1975. Noted local architect Edward Dow, with Albert Bodwell, designed the structure. Its arched openings show the influence of the Richardsonian . . . — Map (db m117584) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Concord's Architectural Heritage

These architectural artifacts from historic Concord buildings—pilaster capitals, gargoyles, cornices and other decorative stonework—are displayed here...

In celebration of Concord's Architectural Heritage whose . . . — Map (db m117581) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 0236 — Concord's Civil War Mustering Camps
(side 1) "We can have but one country, one Constitution and one destiny:' the Union must be preserved.” Gov. Nathaniel S. Berry From May 1861 to December 1864, twelve New Hampshire Civil War regiments and a cavalry unit . . . — Map (db m130015) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Daniel Webster
Born at Salisbury New Hampshire Jan. 18th 1782 Died at Marshfield Massachusetts Oct. 24th 1852 Presented by Benjamin Pierce Cheney to the State of New Hampshire Jan. 18th 1886. — Map (db m76428) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Dedicated to Honor
Legionnaires Of All Wars Concord Post No. 21 of the American Legion 1923 — Map (db m131248) WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free LandNew Hampshire's Liberty Bell Replica
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of New Hampshire by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive . . . — Map (db m76426) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Eastman
Erected By The Eastman Association In Memory of Captain Ebenezer Eastman First Settler of Concord 1727 1924 — Map (db m129848) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — End Of The First N. H. Turnpike
End of the first N.H. Turnpike Incorporated 1796 36 Miles Long from the Piscataqua Bridge at Durham to Concord. — Map (db m129767) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — First Session of the Legislature at Concord
The first session of the Legislature at Concord was held in this building March 1782 — Map (db m115944) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 080 — Franklin Pierce1804 – 1869
Fourteenth President of the United States (1853 – 1857) Lies buried in nearby Minot enclosure. Native son of New Hampshire, graduate of Bowdoin College, lawyer, effective political leader, Congressman and U.S. Senator, Mexican War veteran, . . . — Map (db m77802) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Franklin Pierce
Fourteenth President of the United States Born at Hillsborough New Hampshire November 23, 1804 A lawyer who loved his profession and was a great leader in it. Member New Hampshire Legislature at 25 and Speaker at 27 Congressman at 29 United States . . . — Map (db m81834) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — George Hamilton Perkins
Commodore United States Navy Born at Hopkinton New Hampshire October 20, 1835 Died at Boston Massachusetts October 28 1899 Entered the Navy as midshipman October 1, 1851 and served his country with honor forty eight years Genial and lovable as a . . . — Map (db m76436) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial1867 — 1942

For God and Country To Honor Our Fathers The Grand Army Of The Republic Originally Dedicated April 9, 1942

We Live In Deeds, Not Years — Map (db m117569) WM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — In Grateful Tribute
In Grateful tribute to the men and women of this city who served our country to preserve the freedoms of humanity 1941 - World War II - 1945 1950 - Korea - 1953 1958 - Vietnam - 1975 Erected by the citizens of Concord November 11, 1953 Vietnam . . . — Map (db m76435) WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Isaac A. HillNew Hampshire Patriot

Near this site, on land just north of the Governor Hill Block at 58-62 North Main Street, was the first home in Concord of Isaac Hill, printer, bookseller, publisher, U.S. Senator and Governor of New Hampshire. It was here that Hill began his . . . — Map (db m117580) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — John Gilbert Winant (1889-1947)
”Wanting not only for ourselves but for others also, a fairer chance for all people everywhere.” World War I pilot, New Hampshire’s youngest governor, and first head of Social Security, he was appointed U.S. Ambassador to . . . — Map (db m115918) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — John P. Hale
Rear First Anti-slavery U. S. Senator He secured the abolition of flogging and the spirit ration in the Navy Born at Rochester 1806 Died at Dover 1873

Side The measure of my ambition will be full if when my wife and children . . . — Map (db m76427) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Main Street's OriginsDowntown Concord — Est. 1725
Downtown Emerges Ever since Concord was first settled in 1726, Main Street has been its principal thoroughfare. The town's first plan shows an unnamed street that follows the same path as today's Main Street. The 1-1/2 mile route was . . . — Map (db m115859) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Maj. Gen. John Stark
Born in Londonderry N.H. Aug 28 1728 Died in Manchester N.H. May 8 1822 Erected by the State of New Hampshire A.D. 1890 Bennington Bunker Hill — Map (db m77061) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 105 — Mary Baker Eddy1821 - 1910
While living at her "Pleasant View" home (1892 - 1908) once on this site, Mrs. Eddy founded The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Mass., headquarters of the Christian Science movement. From "Pleasant View" some six miles from her . . . — Map (db m77803) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Mary Baker Eddy House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m105382) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Nathaniel & Armenia WhiteDowntown Concord — Est. 1725
Abolitionists, Suffragists & Philanthropists Fifteen-year-old Nathaniel White arrived in Concord, virtually penniless, to work as a clerk in a Main Street hotel. Six years later, in 1832, he had saved sufficiently to become a partner . . . — Map (db m115905) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — New Hampshire State House Chambers1819 • June 2 • 1969

The nation's oldest state house in which the legislature still occupies its original chambers — Map (db m117550) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — New Hampshire’s First Meeting House
On this historical site built – 1751 the first framed meeting house where the New Hampshire Convention ratified the Federal Constitution thereby assuring its adoption June 21, 1788 A memorial to the soldiers of this town who took part in the . . . — Map (db m105458) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 175 — New Hampshire's Presidential Primary
Since 1920, New Hampshire has held its presidential primary election before any other state. Changes in New Hampshire law in 1949 made the primary a direct selection of presidential aspirants, not a mere choice of delegates pledged to specific . . . — Map (db m115923) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — On The Interval Below This Spot
On the interval below this spot a committee of the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, their surveyors and attendants there present to locate and survey the Plantation of Penny Cook, conducted the first religious service ever held in the central . . . — Map (db m129757) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Placed in Memory of Those Men and Women
Placed in Memory of Those Men and Women, Living or Dead, Who, Since These United States, Were Settled, Have Fought to Preserve Our Great Heritage of Freedom. By the Grateful Citizens of East Concord. 1961 — Map (db m129845) WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 110 — Ratification of the Federal Constitution
The convention of delegates from 175 New Hampshire towns took place on June 21, 1788, in the Old North Meeting House which stood on this site from 1751 until destroyed by fire in 1870. The delegates approved the proposed Federal Constitution by . . . — Map (db m130008) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of First Block House
Site of First Block House Erected 1726-7. Used As Meeting House Town House And School House. — Map (db m130508) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of First Ferry
Site of First Ferry Established by Capt. Ebenezer Eastman 1727. -------------- Tucker's Ferry 1785. -------------- Federal Bridge 1798. — Map (db m129801) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of Home of Edward H. Rollins
Site of home of Edward H. Rollins Representative in Congress 1861 - 1867 United States Senator 1877 - 1883 — Map (db m129397) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of Home of Isaac Hill

United States Senator 1831 — 1836 Governor 1836 — 1839 — Map (db m122298) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of Home of President Franklin Pierce
Site of Home of President Franklin Pierce 1856 to Date of Death 1869 — Map (db m130175) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of House
Where the First Session Of New Hampshire Legislature Was Held in Concord 1782. — Map (db m131791) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of Rumford Garrison No. 5
Around house of Lieut. Jeremiah Stickney to which were assigned May 15, 1746 twenty settlers with their families — Map (db m132187) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of Rumford Garrison No. 6
Around house of Joseph Hall to which were assigned May 15, 1746 fifteen settlers with their families. — Map (db m132185) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of Rumford Garrison No. 7
Around house of [Ti]mothy Walker, Jr. [To w]hich were assigned May 15, 1746 [Twenty] two settlers [And thei]r families — Map (db m132184) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 066 — State Capitol
The State Capitol Building of New Hampshire was built in 1816-19 by Stuart J. Park. It is constructed of New Hampshire granite quarried in Concord. The original part was occupied June 2, 1819 and is the nation's oldest State Capitol in which a . . . — Map (db m77813) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — State House GroundsDowntown Concord — Est. 1725
Honoring New Hampshire History The State House grounds hold the state's foremost display of sculpture and memorials, many fashioned from local granite. After Concord became the state capital in 1808, its citizens donated land to erect . . . — Map (db m115908) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 0148 — Sunset Baseball
The Sunset League, the oldest after- supper amateur baseball league in the United States, was officially organized here at White Park in 1909. The original teams were the Haymakers, the Old Timers, the Sluggers and the White Parks. Rich in . . . — Map (db m129703) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 0128 — The Concord Coach
The Abbot-Downing Company began in 1813 when Lewis Downing founded a "waggon" factory, located here from 1816 to 1928. In 1828 he was joined by J. Stephens Abbot. The next century saw 14 styles of "stage" coaches, the most famous being the . . . — Map (db m130017) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — The First Garrison in Concord
Around this house was erected in 1746 the first stated garrison in Concord to protect from the French and Indian enemy the families of Rev. Timothy Walker, Capt. John Chandler, Abraham Bradley, Samuel Bradley, John Webster, Nathaniel Rolf, Joseph . . . — Map (db m115939) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 0238 — The Pennacook
When Europeans settled in New England in the 1620s, the largest Native American tribal group in the future state of New Hampshire used the flat lands and bends of the Merrimack River in present Concord for its central village. . . . — Map (db m130005) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 125 — The Pierce Manse
One tenth of a mile east of here stands the only house in Concord owned (1842-1848) by Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States. Removed to this site in 1971 from Montgomery Street, it was restored by the Pierce Brigade. Opened to the . . . — Map (db m130013) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — This Field
This Field Dedicated to the Memory of Sydney W. Beauclerk Jr. First Lieutenant 12TH. Aero Squadron, 4TH. Army Corps Killed in Action Oct. 29TH. 1918 At Champignuelle, France. — Map (db m130098) WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — This Monument is in Memory of Samuel Bradley
This monument is in memory of Samuel Bradley Jonathan Bradley Obadiah Peters John Bean & John Lufkin Who were massacred August 11TH, 1746 By the Indians near This spot ~ Erected 1837 By Richard Bradley Son of the Hon. John Bradley, & . . . — Map (db m129598) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 0184 — Turkey Pond ~ 1938 Hurricane
The Great Hurricane of 1938 devastated New England's forests. As a result, Turkey Pond was used to store almost 12 million board feet of salvaged white pine logs, more than anywhere in New England. From 1941 to 1943. the H. S. Durant mill, . . . — Map (db m129592) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Walker School
On this spot, consecrated to religion and learning, was erected in 1751, the first framed Meeting House in Concord, which was used for ninety one years as a place of worship by The First Congregational Society of the town, and within whose walls . . . — Map (db m115943) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Walker School 1915Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Concord's growth at the end of the nineteenth and into the twentieth century, fueled in large part by the city's prosperous and varied industries, compelled a major campaign to build civic buildings. Within twenty-five years, the school district . . . — Map (db m115942) HM

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