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Mt. Lookout House

by Mrs. David P. Donahue

 

From earliest times in our town history, Mt. Lookout House has been an important landmark. In those days it was a lookout spot used to warn the town of impending Indian attacks, Mt. Lookout House was originally part of a farm owned by Abraham Brown, a noted fruit culturist.

 

Later it was a stagecoach stop. The stage would stop down in the valley and the Inn would send down a carriage. Mr. Lookout House was a popular spot for eating. It had facilities for 150 people. People would come on Sunday to have the house specialty, Oyster Stew.

 

Mt. Lookout House had accommodations for about fifty, its appointments were first-class and the views from the house and vicinity were magnificent. Jordan Marsh in Boston sent its clerks up to Mt. Lookout House for a summer vacation and it was a popular spot indeed. Each room had its balcony and a lovely view of the mountains.

 

The present owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rice, and their sons are doing extensive remodeling and have taken out many of these old rooms.

 

Mrs. David P. Donahue

Main Street

 

Quilt square of the Mt. Lookout House

Back to Richard Lord Residence

Next to The Hopkinton Fair

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