263 Main Street, New London NH


Current Use

  • Timberpeg

Formerly

  • 2000 — Ledyard National Bank
  • 1990 — New London Trust / Charter House
  • 1960s and '70s — rental property; owned by Bob and Jan Wallace and Bob and Fran Sawyer
  • 1942 - 1956? — Emma Woodward Dame
  • 1940 - 1942 — owned by Shirley R. Hemmings
  • c. 1929 - 1940 — Home of Myron and Hazel Adams
  • c. 1924 - 1929 — Home of Elmer and Minnie Adams
  • 1916 — built for Mrs. E. A. Todd (Alice Trow Todd) by her son, Fred Todd; she was here until about 1924

Building History

Built for Alice Trow Todd (1852-1943) in 1916 by her son, Fred Todd.[1] She remained in here in the village until about 1924.
Around 1924, it was sold to Elmer Adams and Minnie (Richardson) Adams who lived here until 1929 when they moved to the family house at 224 Main St. (Everett House). About 1929 Myron Adams (son of Elmer and Minnie, above) and his wife, Hazel (French) Adams, lived here. "Myron E. Adams is making an addition to his house on Main Street."[2] Myron and Hazel were here until 1940 when they inherited the Everett House.

In 1940 "Shirley [R.] Hemmings has purchased the Myron Adams house."[3] Hemmings was a taxpayer in New London from 1938 to 1942.[4] He and Henry Homan opened New London Florists at 10 Main Street in 1936, but when the partnership dissolved in 1939, Hemmings moved the business to 270 Main Street, operating under the original name, the New London Florist.[5]

In 1942 it was purchased by Emma Woodward Dame (1867-1956), sister of Hattie Woodward (1878-1964) and Jane Lovering. She married Fred R. Dame in 1895; and after he died in Athol, MA in 1934, Emma moved to New London.[6] In Athol, she had been the Registrar of Deeds. She and Hattie lived together for the last fifteen years of her life. Hattie was a telephone operator and was for many years the assistant manager of the New London Florist shop.[7]

Photos & Images


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  1. ^ Spiller, 1945
  2. ^ The New London News, June 17, 1934, p. 3
  3. ^ The Speaker, April, 1940, p. 3
  4. ^ Squires, p. 403
  5. ^ "As It Was," Argus Champion, original dated February 9, 1939
  6. ^ Squires, p. 377
  7. ^ Obituaries, Celena Todd Scrapbook #2, p. 59; and Scrapbook #3, p. 20