210 Main Street, New London NH


Current Use

  • Sage's Interiors, Foremost Builders

Formerly

  • 2000 — College Sport Shop; law office of William S. Harrold
  • 1995 — College Sport Shop moves to this building, owned by Fifields
  • Crafty Goose gift shop (sold by June, 1995)
  • 1973 - 1984? — Lollypop Shop, owned by Carol Fraley; music studio of Bob Fraley and apartment in the rear of building
  • Brownell - Gemstone (Grafton auctioneer)
  • Robert J. Livingston, NLHS principal and Elizabeth (Smith) Livingston (rented?)
  • 1940 - 19?? — owned by Mrs. Marie Barrett and rented
  • 1933 - 1940 — owned by Harry and Dorothea Cross
  • . 1929 - 1933 — owned by Frank D. and Mary Frances Andrews
  • 191? - 1923 — owned by Fred and Mary Goings
  • c. 1915 — owned or rented by Wilbur Knowlton
  • c. 1911 — owned or rented by Thomas Rodman
  • c. 1902 — house built by "Al" Davis
  • 1900 — land owned by Herman Adams

Building History


1900 - land owned by Herman Adams[1] ; see 224 Main St. which Adams owned at this time
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1902 - c. 1909 - built by "Al" Davis[2] ; another version indicates that Herman Adams built it: "...the little cottage on the corner of the new street, formerly owned by the late Herman Adams."[3]

1911 - Thomas Rodman (Hancox map, 1911); Rodman was a carpenter and while here was married to Bertha (Smith) Rodman[4]

1915 - Wilbur Knowlton (Hancox map, 1915); Knowlton (1884 - 19??) was also a carpenter and while here was married to Myrtie Lovering (1889-1938)

191? - c. 1923 - Owned by Fred Goings (1865-1923) and Mary (Murray) Goings.[5]

by 1929 - 1933 - home of Frank D. and Mary Frances (Knowlton) Andrews; Andrews was a blacksmith and served as one of New London's earliest fire chiefs.[6] The Andrews moved to Danbury in 1933.

c, 1933 - 1940 - Harry Cross and Dorothea (Flanagan) Cross moved here from Hartford, Ct., and returned to Hartford from here. Cross was an investment broker.[7]

1940 - Mrs. Marie Barrett (1879-1963) bought the Harry Cross property by April, 1940 (The Speaker, April, 1940, p. 3). She rented it until 1953 to Charles H. Hadlock.[8] Hadlock (c. 1867-1953) came here in 1935, having retired as an official of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.[9]

Brownell - Gemstone; added on to make front porch

Robert J. Livingston (1909-1997) and Elizabeth (Smith) Livingston (b. 1910) ; may have rented from Mrs. Barrett. Livingston was principal of NLHS and resided in New London from 1945-1993.

1973 - Lollypop Shop (Children's clothing), owned by Carol Fraley; the Fraleys lived in the apartment behind and over the shop, and Bob Fraley had a piano studio and gave lessons on the lower level.

Crafty Goose gift shop - owned by Sally Fifield and Betty Buzby; sold by June of 1995; the Fifields moved the College Sport Shop here, next to the Carfty Goose in 1995

2000 - College Sport Shop, owned by Dana Fifield; law office of William Harrold


Photos & Images


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Sage's Interiors



  1. ^ Spiller, 1945
  2. ^ Spiller, 1945
  3. ^ NH Argus & Spectator, September 24, 1909, p. 1
  4. ^ Squires, p. 459
  5. ^ Spiller, 1945
  6. ^ Squires, p. 60 and 349
  7. ^ Squires, p. 375
  8. ^ Spiller, 1945, 1948, 1954
  9. ^ Celena Todd Scrapbook #2, p. 48