History of Twenty-Six Main Street

Lower Floor, West

26 Main Street

1941-1958
Collier's Shoe Store, William Collier
1958-1970
Peterborough Shoe Store, Robert H Borsari
1970-1974
Monadnock Audio, Inc., Richard N Levine
1974-1979
Low's Radio-TV, Thomas W Low
1980-1989
Joseph's Coat, Linda Blair and Shelley Osborne

SOURCE: Our Changing Town, Vol II page 403

Historic or Common Name: Baptist Church

Construction: 1842

Description: Brick nave church, Greek Revival/Gothic Revival, 3 bay x 3 bay commercial space at street level, sanctuary above, steeple removed before 1954

Notes: 24 Nichols harness shop, barber shop. 26 (right-hand side) Shoe store – Bullard’s. Shoe store until 1970. Monadnock Ledger 1979-1986. Now Mariposa Museum of World Cultures, restored 2006 after 1999 fire 

Contributing/Non Contributing: C[ontributing]

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 98