623 Main Street, New London NH


Current Use

  • Private residence

Formerly

  • 1966-1982 — Howard Calvin Bitter and Lois Corry Bitter residence
  • Around 1950 — Thomas Wistar Jr. residence
  • 1940s — overflow dormitory, Colby Junior College
  • 1918 — remodelled for Mary Colgate, daughter of Susan C. Colgate[1]
  • by 1909, rented from Colgate family by Jane Tracy
  • 1897 — Eliza Burpee millinery shop, John Seaman's store.[2]
  • 1891-1919 — Susan Colby Colgate and Robert Colby (1891-1904)
  • 1890-1891 — Daniel E. Colby; Daniel is listed as owner on Hurd map of 1892
  • 1847-1890 — Joseph C. Herrick (son of Jonathan); listed as owner on Walling map of 1858
  • 1840 — Jonathan Herrick, Jr. residence; he died May 15, 1847[3]
  • 1830s — "square field" where peahen laid her eggs[4]

Building History


Constructed for Jonathan Herrick, Jr. in 1840

There was a fire in the house in the 1940's while Colby Junior College students were living here.

Stories & Trivia


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Photos & Images


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Appletree Cottage

  1. ^ Squires, p.322
  2. ^ Colby's Souvenir Guide, 1897, p. 39 and 108
  3. ^ Lord, p. 256
  4. ^ Maria Burpee, Recollections of New London