History of Your House

The following resources were used to compile this information: 

House History Checklist. Kansas Historical Society.

Light, Sally. House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home

McAlester, Virginia. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Knopf, 1984.


The following list of resources is just a guide, and due to space limitations local information is given only for Newport. 

Historical/Genealogical Societies – State and Local:

Newport Historical Society, 22 Main Street, Newport, NH 03773, 603-863-1294

NH Historical Society, 30 Park Street,  Concord, NH 03301, 603-228-6688 http://www.nhhistory.org/

Historical Society of Cheshire County, PO Box 803, Keene, NH 03431 https://hsccnh.org/

American-Canadian Genealogical Society, 4 Elm Street, PO Box 6478, Manchester, NH 03108, 603-622-1554 http://www.acgs.org/

Libraries – State, Local, College:

NH State Library, 20 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301, Reference Desk 603-271-2144 http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/

Richards Free Library, 58 North Main Street, Newport, NH 03773, 603-863-3430 http://www.newport.lib.nh.us/   

Biographical Review, Vol. 22 Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Sullivan and Merrimack Counties, New Hampshire. (Call Number: CLOSED 920 BIO)

– Genealogies (CLOSED 929)

The Granite Monthly: a New Hampshire Magazine (CLOSED 051 GRA)

– Green, Betsy J. Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 2002. (907.2 GRE)

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 (CLOSED 974.2 DEP) 

Historic Resources Survey (CLOSED 728.742 HIS)

– Light, Sally. House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home. Spencertown, NY: Golden Hill Press, 1989. (728.3 LIG)

Manning’s Claremont and Newport N.H. Directory for Year Beginning July, 1960  (CLOSED 974.2751 MAN)

Mansions and Prominent Landmarks of Newport, New Hampshire (CLOSED 728.742 REI)

– McAlester, Virginia. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Knopf, 1984. (91730MCA)

A National Register of the Society Sons of the American Revolution (CLOSED 369 COR)

New Hampshire State History of the Daughters of the American Revolution (CLOSED 369 FOL)

Newport Anniversary, 1761-1911 (CLOSED 974.2751 NEW)

Newport Benefactors: A History of Philanthropy (CLOSED 362.7 NEW)

Newport Directory, 1899 (CLOSED 974.2751 NEW)

– The Newport Historic Survey Report and Map (CLOSED 728.742 NEW)

Newport, New Hampshire 1761-1961 Bicentennial Celebration, August 14-2-, 1961 (CLOSED 974.2751 NEW) 

The Story of Architecture: an Outline of the Styles in All Countries (CLOSED 720 MAT)

– Wheeler, Edmund. The History of Newport, New Hampshire from 1766-1878, with a Genealogical Register. (CLOSED 974.2751 WHE )

Dartmouth College  Library, Hanover, NH 03755,  Evans Map Room, Berry Library 2nd Level, 603-646-2579 http://library.dartmouth.edu/. The Evans Map Room at Dartmouth College has a set of the actual Sanborn maps for most of the towns and cities in New Hampshire.

State Resources:

NH Division of Historical Resources, 19 Pillsbury Street,  Concord, NH  03301-3570, 603-271-3483 http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/

NH Department of State, Division of Vital Records Administration, 71 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-271-2410 http://www.sos.nh.gov#

County Resources:

Sullivan County Registry of Deeds, 14 Main Street, 603-863-2110 https://www.nhdeeds.org/sullivan-county/

Sullivan County Probate Office, 22 Main Street, Newport , NH 603-863-3150

Cheshire County Registry of Deeds, 33 West Street Keene, NH 03431, 603-352-0403 https://www.co.cheshire.nh.us/departments/registry-of-deeds/

Online Resources:

A Brief History of Lighting. Craftsman Outdoor Lighting. 

House History Checklist. Kansas Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/househistorychecklist.pdf

Langenberg, David. Researching the History of Your House: A Bibliography http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/hist/resguide/house-bib.htm

Paradis, Dr. Tom. Architectural Styles of America. http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~twp/architecture/