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Schoolhouses, libraries make NH historic places list

May 5, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources says 11 properties including one-room schoolhouses, libraries, and a blacksmith shop have been added to the state Register of Historic Places.

A one-room brick schoolhouse in Mason built in 1821 was used until 1914. It was later used as a studio by Elizabeth Orton Jones, who illustrated Little Golden Book’s “Little Red Riding Hood.” And a one-room East Hebron Schoolhouse from 1888 still has its wood floors, wainscoting, slate chalkboards and woodstove.

Also on the list is Wright’s Blacksmith Shop, circa 1890, in Gilsum.

Also added are libraries in Northwood and Swanzey; grange halls in Monroe and Lyman; a former Bethlehem cafe; a Bow Center church; a Moultonborough house; and a Wolfeboro American Legion Post.