New Hampshire Sunday Morning-#8

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Real Estate Agent with Homequest Real Estate

 

 

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  Sunday Morning on CBS is one of my favorite programs. They always have a series 

                  of  interesting stories from around the US, people to see and places to go!

                        I hope to pass on a little of the same........

                                                                   NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY MORNING

 

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  Exploring this wonderful State of New Hampshire is something my husband and I never tire of!

There are so many diverse attractions and ever-changing landscapes...the possibilities are endless!

  signOne of my favorite towns to visit is Bethlehem New Hampshire.

Bethlehem was incorporated on December 25th in 1799 (no one is sure how it got its name). It remains a small town to this day going from a population of 950 in 1850 to a little more than double today,more than 150 years later!

People all over the world have sent cards to be mailed from Bethlehem at Christmas because of their unique postmark.

 

 

Beginning in the 1870's Bethlehem evolved into a tourist area because of the wonderful scenery and clear Mountain air.

 This Is Maplewood, formerly a popular Dance Hall now a part  of a Golf Resortmaplewood...one of several in the area! 

Bethlehem benefited greatly from its proximity to the Railroad

 And wealthy tourist families built extravagant  Summer cottages.cottagecottage2

 

 

 

 

In the mid 1920's many Jewish families sought out the area because of the relief they experienced from hay fever symptoms. 

 

signBethlehem became the center for the National Hay Fever Relief Association. hotel Chassidic Jews can still be seen today,traditionally dressed, taking a summer walk on Main Street

This is an example of some of the truely beautiful architecture gracing this very small town....

  IVIE MEMORIAL CHAPEL - 1931                                        Church SignchurchENGLISH PERPENDICULAR GOTHIC

Built by Alvine Ivie for his daughter Florence Abbott who died at the young age of 27.

 

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                                                                                                Main Street  Sights

THE COLONIAL THEATRE- 1914

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Still opens for the Summer Season!

 

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                                                              BUCKEYE  COTTAGE 

 

We headed up Strawberry Hill a small street that had some unique architecture!

 

                                THE BELLS The Bells

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    "The Bells" was built in 1892 by a Methodist Missionary and was influenced by his travels.

The Dragon-like trim, roof spires, bells and cupola are very distinctive features!  

  The Bells was a B & B untill the 1990's. It is now a private residence 

                                                               

                                             1870's          1870's cottage                 

 

  On to Berkley Ave....

 

                   MANSION                                                                                                                           MY FAVORITE                           

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As you can see there is some wonderful architecture to see in this charming town called Bethlehem. 

Our wonderful Foliage Season might be the perfect reason to make the trip to the "North Country"

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  Come travel the roads of New Hampshire . There are wonderful examples of our history around every corner!

                                                                 

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Joan Mirantz - Joni is a Realtor® with Homequest Real Estate, a locally owned, Customer Service oriented Firm.
Joan Publishes a monthly Newsletter "Food For Thought" under the pen name Realtor Sherpa.
(Joan also answers to Miz Maven and Miss Joni.)

Joan works in Buyer and Seller Representation with concentrations in the Merrimack Valley Area and towns surrounding Concord NH - the Capital City.
"I love what I do, and it shows in how I do it"

Having crossed over to the "other side of Middle Age" herself....Joan is an ongoing source of information about local programs, facilities and issues specific to her peers! 

 
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Comments (16)

Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Joan, I love this series that you do....I always feel like I am travelling right there with you.  Beautiful pictures and such a lovely little community. The scenery is heavenly and I found it very interesting that it is known as  a 'hayfever relief' centre.

Jo 

Sep 25, 2007 11:40 AM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

There you go!  Making me homesick for New England again!  LOL

Keep these posts coming, my friend.  I enjoy my armchair travels with you.  Thanks! 

Sep 25, 2007 11:43 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Hi Jo...This took me forever to get up. I had put one tiny thing in wrong and the Blog kept coming out huge. Went into HTML and found it! Whew. As usual thanks for reading...and for being you!
Sep 25, 2007 11:46 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Geeze Carol....maybe I should call these "Armchair Travels"?? I like the name!

I'm glad to bring you some nostalgia...

Sep 25, 2007 11:48 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
You have some wonderful views and sites of your community and state and just wanted to say...beautiful presentation!
Sep 25, 2007 11:52 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Joan, I always get excited when I see it's a "road trip."  This one is wonderful (they ALL are!), I loved the turret on the first building and The Bells....what unique places.  Does that mean I would be allergy free there?  Can't imagine it!
Sep 25, 2007 12:40 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Thanks Sally....but I think you're the Queen of the presentations!
Sep 25, 2007 01:41 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Carole...I don't know if that theory still holds...there have been lots of changes since then! LOL
Sep 25, 2007 01:43 PM
Marlene Bridges
Village Real Estate Services, Inc. - Laguna Hills, CA
Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
Joan - This was absolutely beautiful and very informative.  How wonderful of you to share your wealth of information about your area with us here on Active Rain.
Sep 25, 2007 04:15 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Marlene...it's a great excuse to drag my husband out of the house...weather permitting I will be doing a NH foliage one next week and a Maine foliage one the week after. keep your eyes peeled!
Sep 25, 2007 04:49 PM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO
Joan, your area is spectacular.  We used to go to Vermont and Maine in the summers- seeing your NH photos brings back that gorgeous scenery.  I can't wait for some Maine photos- it's like revisiting- thanks! 
Sep 26, 2007 01:20 AM
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
You're making me homesick! They don't build houses and homes like this in FL! I miss these types of styles! Thanks for the wonder tour!
Sep 26, 2007 03:39 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Laurie...what's with this "used to"....come on up! The next 3-4 weeks should be spectacular!

 

wow....I've had farkleberry twice in a row!

Sep 26, 2007 07:44 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Lysa...what part of NE are you from?
Sep 26, 2007 07:47 AM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
Joan, I'm really enjoying this series.  I've been viewing then in reverse order.  Thanks for including the links to the previous posts in each segment -
Mar 31, 2008 01:38 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Hi Brian... well then this will really confuse you because I'm answering ...in order!

I'm glad you're enjoying them. They are the ones that are the most fun to do! And my husband likes it too...that helps!

Mar 31, 2008 02:30 PM