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Frank Pierce Carpenter House


  • Address: 1800 Elm St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The Frank Pierce Carpenter House property occupies a 63,700 SF lot at the northwest corner of Elm and West North Streets in the North End of Manchester, New Hampshire. Situated on the lot are two contributing and one non-contributing buildings. The main building, the Carpenter House, is set on a graded rise and fronts onto Elm Street. It is a large 2-1/2 story, Queen Anne style house of a modified square plan, with a corner turret, a corner angular bay, a broad rear extension, and three porches. The first story walls are constructed of sandstone; second story walls are finished with stucco and half-timbering. The roof is covered with slate, and the foundation is built of granite. The two primary porches have hipped roofs and wooden columns that rest on a sandstone parapet wall. Both the exterior and interior of the house are richly detailed with carved ornament and stained glass windows. The interior is further embellished with ornate mantelpieces and paneled walls executed in a variety of woods and decorative plaster ceilings. The house is in excellent condition and has had very few alterations since its construction in 1891. Directly behind the main house is a carriage house,. The carriage house is a 1-1/2 story building of "T" plan covered with wood shingles and, in the gable fields, stucco and half-timbering. Though built in two sections (1891 and 1910), its overall appearance is of a uniform design. The third (and non-contributing) building on the property is a small, one-story brick garage of square plan that stands at the northwest corner of the lot. Built around 1910, it has a hip roof and fronts onto Chandler Street. The North End of Manchester is an area of late nineteenth and early twentieth century residences of comparable scale to the Carpenter House. Though like this house most have been converted to office use, the overall residential scale and character of the area has been maintained. The Frank P Carpenter property retains integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association. - AsNotedIn


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1887/00/00 Frank Pierce Carpenter Home Frank Carpenter buys the first of several contiguous lots he will assemble over the next 25 years period. Four years later he buys the lot directly behind it and begins building the house and carriage house on the combined three-quarter acre.
1891/00/00 Edgar Allen Poe Newcombe Architect Probably designed by Edgar A P Newcomb, who Carpenter will hire to design the city's Carpenter Memorial Library, the Frank Pierce Carpenter Residence is completed.
1910/00/00 The wood frame, "T"-plan Carriage House was built in two sections. The southern section, or the "L", was built in 1891 and the northern section was added around 1910, but was designed to match the original building.

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Particulars for Frank Pierce Carpenter House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Architectural Style Queen Anne
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 94000168
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Newcomb, Edgar Allen Poe
Architectural Style: Queen anne
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1891, c 1910
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Social
Current Sub-Function: Civic

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