651 Main Street, New London NH

Current Use

  • private residence


  • 2013- John Finck and Eve Burton
  • 2000- Christina and William Helm
  • 1988- Donald and Barbara Gervais
  • 1974- Kenneth S. and Audrey Barclay
  • 1954- Samuel Best

Building History

  • This home was built by Horace Stanley for Dr. Samuel Best, who was a graduate of Colby Academy and was on the Board of Trustees of Colby Junior College.

Stories & Trivia

Dr. Samuel Best, first owner of the home, was born in 1886 in Maitland, Nova Scotia. He attended the Colby Academy which was then a strictly Baptist institution. After graduation, he was hired by the Potter Drug and Chemical Corporation,the world known producer of Cuticura Soap and Ointment, to align the company's processes with the requirements of the first Pure Food and Drug Act.

Photos & Images

Private Residence

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