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Grenert House

(The Browsery)

by Beverly Grenert

 

The house, located beside the Bates Library, is thought by its present owners to have been built before 1800. It was there in the 1830s, but early deeds do not give an exact date for construction. It had a barn attached a one time.

 

Most of that section of Main Street was part of the original property, there are 59 quit claim deeds for parcels of land that went with that property. There is a photo, taken in the early part of this century, which shows a white picket fence surrounding the house. A dentist by the name of Wilson lived in the house and practiced in one of the front rooms, at about this time. There are records that show a Clough and Baxter once lived in the house. It was flooded in both 1936 and 1938 and was under eight feet of water.

 

Beverly Grenert, who now owns the house with her husband, operated the Browsery a gift shop from 1971 until early 1983, on the first floor. Bill Grenert also operated an antique shop.

 

Beverly Grenert

 

 

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LOC Subject Headings

Dwellings -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Dwellings -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works

Business  -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Businesses  -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works

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

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