fixer upper

Under $75K Thursday ~ c.1896 New Hampshire Fixer Upper $60K ~ Off Market

We don’t often find homes in New Hampshire at this price point, but here is a c.1896 fixer upper on a street of older homes with a view of a white church steeple and forested hills beyond. How New England can you get?

House History

I think the house numbers might have been changed since 1920, but according to that year’s US Census, I believe James Gallagher, a switchman for the railroad, lived here with his wife Margaret, who was 10 year his senior. Both of their parents immigrated from Ireland to Canada, and James and Margaret then immigrated to the US around 1870. Their two unmarried adult children also lived with them in this house:  daughter Mary, and son Edward, a brakeman for the railroad.

Woodsville

Woodsville (pop. 1,126) is situated along the Connecticut River at the mouth of the Ammonoosuc River. The town was named after John L. Woods who came from Vermont and purchased a sawmill in Woodsville in 1829.

Some trivia: In The Stand, a novel by Stephen King, Woodsville is mentioned as the home of the major character in the book, an associate professor of sociology at the fictional Woodsville Community College when the superflu hit. Doesn’t sound like a book I want to  read right now.

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