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Kimball Nursing Home

(Horace Davis House)

by Mrs. Kenneth Richardson Ovenden

 

This beautiful Victorian structure was build around 1890 for the Honorable Walter Scott Davis, who was prominent in public affairs and served in both branches of the legislature and in the Executive Council. This residence was considered one of the finest in the town.

 

The interior is equally impressive, with many fireplaces, wood paneling, and even a billiard room. The house contains 14 rooms, with the front parlor richly done in Birdseye maple.

 

This home was occupied by the David family until it was sold in 1951 and became known as the Kimball Nursing Home. A note of interest is the Ethyl Veino, who was for many years the Davis' housekeepers, returned to the Kimball Nursing Home to spend her last years.

 

History and photographs were supplied by Roy and Grace Kimball, whom I would like to publicly thank fro their assistance.

 

Mrs. Kenneth Richardson Ovenden

Ridgewood Road

 

Quilt square of the Kimball Nursing Home

Back to The Shell Garage

Next to The Methodist Church

LOC Subject Headings

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

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

Businesses -- 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