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Daniel Hall House

Daniel Hall house.jpg
55 Summer Street

This handsome brick house was built around the time of Colonel Hall’s marriage in 1877. A Dartmouth graduate, he became a Dover lawyer in 1860, was Strafford County School commissioner, secretary to one U.S. Senate committee and a clerk on another. Then he went on active duty as captain on the staffs of Union Generals Whipple and Howard and participated in several Civil War battles. He was aide to President Lincoln shortly before the president’s death. He returned to Dover and was County Court clerk, a judge in Dover, and from 1877 to 1886 worked with the Boston Custom Office as Naval Officer of the port. He was very prominent in the N.H. Republican Party, was active in Dover affairs, a skilled orator, and used this great influence to advance the interests and prosperity of Dover.

    From the 1980 Heritage Walking Tour booklet


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