Suspension bridge, cemetery named to historic register

November 7, 2021 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bridge and a cemetery are among the six properties being added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

The Milford Suspension Bridge has been in nearly continuous use since it was built in 1889, the state division of historical resources said in a news release.

“At a time when foot access across the river was the norm in New Hampshire’s small villages, the suspension bridge made it easy to travel from the residential neighborhoods on the east side of the river to the manufacturing complexes, business district, town hall and high school on the western side,” the division said.

The Forest Glade Cemetery in Somersworth was developed in 1851 after the city and Rollinsford became separate municipalities. The division said the cemetery is a “notable example” of the mid-19th century Rural Cemetery Movement begun at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass.

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Other places named to the register are the Conant Lodge, the common dining area for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Cold River Camp in North Chatham, built in 1908; Goodhue House in Deerfield, which dates back to about 1773; Greenville’s Columbian Manufacturing Company Mill No. 1, built in 1829, with alterations later in the century; and the Lisbon Congregational Church Parish House, built in 1914-1915.