Historic Buildings


Historic buildings in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This work focuses on the old buildings and structures from the 1800s and 1900s that are scattered throughout the White Mountains. Some of these buildings are still in use today and help tell the story of a long forgotten era. Old buildings, like the 19th-century historic Russell-Colbath House in Passaconaway, are amazing sites to visit. And this work focuses on the history of these old buildings.


Hexacuba Shelter, Kodak Trail

Hexacuba Shelter - Appalachian Trail, New Hampshire
Hexacuba Shelter, Kodak Trail - Built in 1989 by the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC), the Hexacuba Shelter is a six-sided hexagonal log shelter that sleeps 8-10. It's located at 1,980 feet on the south side of Mount Cube on a spur path off the Kodak Trail, a segment of the Appalachian Trail, in Orford, New Hampshire...[Continue reading] ...

Resolution Shelter, Dry River Wilderness

Resolution Shelter - Dry River Wilderness, New Hampshire
Resolution Shelter, Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness - The Resolution shelter site is located off of the 14-mile long Davis Path in the federally designated Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Designated by the 1975 Eastern Wilderness Act, then expanded in 1984 by the New Hampshire Wilderness Act, this 29,000-acre wilderness area is governed under the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wilderness Act. Both have strict guidelines when it comes to man-made structures in designated wilderness ...

Weeks State Park, New Hampshire

Weeks Estate - Lancaster, New Hampshire
Weeks State Park, New Hampshire - Weeks State Park is a 420-acre, more or less, property on Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire. The main attraction of the park is the historical Weeks Estate on the summit, which was built in 1912 for John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926). The main house is built of fieldstone and stucco...[Continue reading] ...

Russell-Colbath House, Passaconaway

Passaconaway Settlement - Russell Colbath Homestead
Russell-Colbath House - The Russell-Colbath House is a 19th-century historic house along the Kancamagus Highway in Albany, New Hampshire. Albany was first chartered in 1766 under the name Burton and then renamed Albany in 1833. This old house holds the fascinating story of Ruth Priscilla Russell: the grand old lady of Passaconaway....[Continue reading] ...

Middle Sister Groundhouse, Albany

Middle Sister Fire Tower - Albany, New Hampshire
Middle Sister Groundhouse, New Hampshire - The Middle Sister Groundhouse (fire tower) is located on Middle Sister Mountain, along Middle Sister Trail, near Mount Chocorua in Albany, New Hampshire. It was in operation from 1927-1948, and according to the Forest Fire Lookout Association it remained in service until 1948. Today, a Forest Service....[Continue reading] ...

Greenleaf Hut, Mount Lafayette

Greenleaf Hut - White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Greenleaf Hut, Mount Lafayette - Some love' em and some hate' em! I have listened to some very heated debates over the years as to why the huts should or should not exist. Personally, I believe they offer travelers an excellent opportunity to explore the mountain region. And they do make make great photo subjects....[Continue reading] ...

Russell-Colbath Homestead, White Mountains

The Russell-Colbath Historic Homestead - Albany, New Hampshire USA
Russell-Colbath House - Albany, New Hampshire Russell-Colbath Historic Homestead, Albany - The Russell Colbath house is a 19th century homestead located at the Passaconaway Historic Site along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway (Route 112) in Albany, New Hampshire. The homestead has walking trails, flower gardens, and an interesting graveyard ...

Fabyan Guard Station, White Mountains

Fabyan Guard Station - White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Fabyan Guard Station, White Mountains - Built in 1923 by Clifford L. Graham, the Fabyan Guard Station is a 16 by 20 foot one room log cabin located along old Cherry Mountain Road (the old Jefferson Turnpike) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Graham would eventually become Supervisor of the White Mountain National Forest..[Continue reading] ...

The Perch Shelter, White Mountains

The Perch Shelter - White Mountains, NH USA
The Perch Shelter, White Mountains - The Perch Shelter is located along the Perch Path in Cascade Ravine, just off Randolph Path and Israel Ridge Path, in the Presidential Range in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Four tent platforms are also located at the Perch Shelter site. Originally a birch bark building, the Perch Shelter dates back to the 1890s (around 1892) when J. Rayner Edmands built three camps in Cascade Ravine: Cascade Camp, Cliff Shelter, and the Perch Shelter ...

The Frost Place Museum, Franconia

Robert Frost Homestead - Franconia, New Hampshire
Robert Frost Homestead, New Hampshire - From the rusted mailbox to the chairs on the porch, nothing represents rural america better than this classic New England homestead. The Robert Frost Homestead is a great spot to visit if you are looking to kill some time during your visit to the White Mountains region of New Hampshire.....[Continue reading] ...