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The Contoocook Village Quilt

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A & P Store

by Mrs. Bruce Aslinger


The A & P moved from its former site (Segel's carpet center) to its present location in the spring of 1962 and officially open on Easter week in April of that year. The Store was built by the same contractor that also built the Maple Street Grade School. The land that the store was built on was purchased from Tyrus Houston, a local farmer. The store has had only two mangers since opening. The first being Robert Hardy who is now manager in Pittsfield, New Hampshire and the present manager being Richard Drescher. Ribbon cutting was done by George Dane, Frank Kimball, and Don Rice who were the Selectmen at the time.


With the help of fellow quilters, local artist Mr. Bob Paine, and my own limited abilities, I have managed to complete my A & P square. I have considered it an honor to be included in this Friends of the Library project. As a newcomer to this beautiful town, I have been afforded another opportunity to meet more of its people through this quilt project. The creation of this quilt has enhanced community feelings among all who have taken part. The meetings have been pleasant social gatherings as well as productive. I feel that I have had a part in preserving the history of the town.


Mrs. Bruce Aslinger

Maple Street


Quilt square of the A & P Store

Back to Perkins Manor

Next to Contoocook-Place of the Crows

LOC Subject Headings

Businesses -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton

Businesses -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works