History of 80-82 Main Street

80-82 Main Street

Historic or Common Name: Phoenix Mill Superintendent’s House

Construction: Circa 1820s

Description: 2½-story brick duplex (originally) with multiple 19th- & 20th-century wing and ell additions, double window over entry, replacement sash; Originally a duplex w/paired entries

Notes: owned by Phoenix company 1937-88 Esther's Beauty Shop (Esther Safford Shield) 1951 I. Safford 1960s, lower level commercial 1989 private apartments (PHS II:399)

SOURCE: Driemeyer, Laura; Laprey, Kari; Monroe, Lynn; and Hill, Teresa. New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, Area Form, Peterborough Downtown Historic District, June 2010, page 131

1937-1988
Esther's Beauty Shop, Esther Safford Shield
1959-60
E L Shields Market, lower level
1963-1964
Reopened as the Meat Center.
1989
Private apartments

SOURCE: Our Changing Town, Vol II, page 399