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Belknap School 1856-1953

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The Belknap Grammar Schoolhouse, which stands at the junction of Silver and Belknap Streets, was built in 1856. The building had four rooms, and could accommodate 200 pupils. It stands on the spot where the house stood in which Rev. Dr. Jeremy Belknap lived, and wrote his history of New Hampshire. It existed as a school building for almost a hundred years. In 1953 Woodman Park School opened and the Belknap School was sold, renovated and is now used for medical offices.


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