Historic or Common Name: Toadstool Bookstore (former A&P)
Construction: ca. 1961/ca. 1970
Description: Characteristic A&P Colonial Revivak form, brick with hip roof and cupola, cross gable and facade gable, substantial 1- & 2-story additions built cs. 1970 to southwest
Notes: Site of RR passenger station; Built as A&P supermarket, Dyer Drug in building also from 1969, addition ca. 1970, 1973 A&P moved to plaza, 1973-89 Yankee (1996 II:406)
Contributing/Non Contributing: C[ontributing]: N[on] C[ontributing] site (age & loss of integrity)
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 104
The original depot was located approximately where the Toadstool Bookshop is today. The current building was constructed in 1961 and was originally an A&P grocery store.
The train tracks crossed the Nubanusit just at the edge of the Contoocook River. Today the remains of the supporting pillars can be seen from Depot Park.
Last passenger train Boston and Main
Boston and Main Depot building torn down
Last freight train to Peterborough
New A&P Store
Norge Village; self-service dry-cleaning and laundry
Dyer Drugs, Inc., Merton S Dyer
Yankee Publishing, Inc.
SOURCE: Our Changing Town, Vol II, page 406