131 Main Street, New London NH


Current Use

  • Mills Residence

Formerly

  • c. 1936-1971 - Home of Clayton E. Fisher (1894-1987) and Alberta (Campbell) Fisher (1903-1981)
  • 1935-1936 - owned by Marie Barrett (1879-1963)
  • 1932 - "Peri Shop" of Miss Dickson and Mr. John McArdell, a gift shop, in house leased from Gilbert Wiggins, below
  • 1928-1933, House built in 1928 by Gilbert Newton Wiggins (b. 1898).[1]
  • c. 1907-1928 - vacant lot owned by Fred A. Pressey
  • earlier land of Everetts and A.J. Sargent (see 89 Main Street)

Building History
This house was built in 1928 by Gilbert Newton Wiggins, a carpenter and builder who resided in New London from 1912-1933.[2] He married his first wife, Doris Thompson Nelson Wiggins in 1926, just before the house was erected.[3]

In July of 1932, the Wiggins house was leased to a Miss Dickson and Mr. John McArdell for the Peri Shop, featuring "imported pottery, glass, fabrics, bridge accessories, and stationery."[4]

Mrs. Marie Barrett purchased the Wiggins house in 1935.[5]

c. 1936 the house was purchased by Clayton E. Fisher, a science instructor at Colby Junior College, and his wife, Alberta (Campbell) Fisher. They moved from New London in 1971.


Photos & Images


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Mills Residence



  1. ^ Squires, p. 491
  2. ^ Stanley Spiller
  3. ^ Squires, p. 491
  4. ^ New London News, July 27, 1932, p. 1
  5. ^ The Speaker, April 26, 1935, p. 6