NH homes for sale
Towns & cities: |
♦ REAL ESTATE
♦ HOME SERVICES
Josiah Bartlett homestead goes on the market
Built in 1774, the former home of Josiah Bartlett was placed on the market last weekend. (COURTESY)
The historic four-bedroom farm went on the market last weekend, according to listing agent Donna Carter, owner of Donna Carter Real Estate in Kensington.
The home’s current owners, Ruth and Dale Albert, have owned the property for nearly three decades. Ruth, who is Josiah Bartlett’s great-great-great-great- granddaughter, grew up in the house and represents the seventh generation of Bartlett descendants to call the property home.
Located at 156 Main St., the regal white farmhouse was entered in to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1972. It was built in 1774, after Bartlett’s previous home on the property was destroyed in a fire, according to Carter.
“We envision either a private individual who wants to preserve this homestead or a state/town preservation organization (as potential new owners),” she added.
She contacted several other family members, but caring for such a large, aging property simply wasn’t feasible for them. The property is set on 18 acres of pastures, forests and fields and also has 1,200 feet of water frontage on Greenwood Pond.
“We’d like to be in Florida for the wintertime,” Ruth said.
Carter noted that the property’s asking price might be a bit steep for most nonprofit groups.
“We had people coming in from all over the country,” Albert said. “It was pretty hard seeing some of the things I grew up sitting on get carried out of here.”
He purchased the homestead property before marrying Mary Bartlett. The couple had 12 children, though only nine lived into adulthood.
“There are three of these trees, that I know of, in Kingston,” Ruth Albert said. “And one of them is in my yard.”
Home & Garden
As part of a long-overdue water line replacement, the Windham neighborhood will get nine more fire hydrants. Right now there is only one hydrant servicing Windham Estates.READER COMMENTS: 0
The Garden Conservancy's next NH open gardens day focuses on the Monadnock Region.READER COMMENTS: 0
It has been a great growing season at the town's community gardens at Hawkins Farm, in fact, maybe a little too good for some gardeners who have been expanding their plots more than is allowed.READER COMMENTS: 0
These gardens aren't exactly a secret – most of them are public – but some of them will make you feel like you are walking into a fairy tale. Historic, beautiful, one-of-a-kind, unique;...READER COMMENTS: 0
We've already seen some fairs go by. But they start early in New Hampshire.READER COMMENTS: 0
The Salem Farmers Market is reliably one of the busiest and best attended in the state. But this Sunday's market looks like it could be the busiest it has ever seen.READER COMMENTS: 0
In addition to his success as a New Hampshire real estate mogul, and his fame for being one of the most active developers in the state, Gerald “Jerry” Nash was a man of his word,...READER COMMENTS: 0
Lessons in helping others are growing in a garden plot on the grounds of the Massabesic Audubon Center.READER COMMENTS: 0
The Planning Board has approved Richard Mika's plan for a four-lot subdivision on Lakeshore Road and Goodridge Avenue.READER COMMENTS: 0
Tucked away from the winding street at 425 Tibbetts Hill Road is the home of Real and Leslie Fallu — a property filled with brilliant, fiery color in the second half of July each year, courtesy...