History of Two Main Street

2 Main Street

John Scott and Joseph Farnum ran the Peterborough Transcript and printing company upstairs of the old gristmill (site of 2 Main) in the late nineteenth century, followed by Scott alone. About five men worked there, operating water-powered and hand presses (Census 1870a). Walbridge and Taylor built a large grain elevator in the rear in 1889 (Morison 1954:420).

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 97

Transcript Printing Company/Yankee Auto Parts, Inc.

1847-1938
Peterborough Transcript
1888-1924
Walbridge and Taylor grist mill
1946-1951
New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
1958-1967
Derby's Warehouse
1972
Environmental Systems, Inc., David J Houston and Hilding Anderson
1972-1989
Yankee Auto Parts, Inc.
1976-1977
Dorothy Howard, photographic studio
1979-1980
Seed of Contentment, Anne Stoops
1981-1986
Automobile Wholesalers Association of New England, Inc. (AWANE 

SOURCE: Our Changing Town, Vol II, page 401

Historic or Common Name: Lake Sunapee Bank

Construction: 1940/ca. 2000

Description: Same footprint as ca. 1940 building with front and rear additions, 2 stories. Monitor roof in center.

Replacement fenestration east elevation.

Notes: site of stone grist mill/Transcript Building, burned 1938; 1940s 1-story frame building with monitor roof grain storage (Sanborn 1941). NH Ball Bearings 1946-51, Derby’s warehouse 1958-67 (1996 II:402). Recently renovated for bank.

Contributing/Non Contributing: N[on] C[ontributing] structure (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 96