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Listing No. 24977

c. 1855 Colonial
Hebron, NH

North Groton house museum

The house: The Pattersons' former home, a four-room cottage, nestles in a depression that slopes downhill from the main road and bridge high above Hall's Brook. The front door is just two steps above the ground, but in the rear the land falls off steeply to the banks of the brook. Below the kitchen window, water flows past low and peaceful in summer, high and roaring in spring run-offs, and sits silent and icy in the dead of winter.

When Mrs. Longyear found this house in 1920, it had long since been moved to an upland field. She had it moved by horse and sledge back to its former site. The house has undergone several major renovations over the years, with an historically correct exterior restoration in 2002. An interior restoration is being planned. In an overgrown, dried-up former sluice at the bottom of the property, researchers have uncovered the rusty remains of a nineteenth-century sawmill, Daniel Patterson's failed venture.

Contact Information:

29 Hall’s Brook Road
North Groton,03241
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Phone: 800.277.8943, ext. 100

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