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1 Schoolhouse #5 851 Center Road Goshen, NH

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3 NH State Rt 10 N 5 mi to Newport NH 16 mi to I-89 N & 30 mi to I-91 N
Brook Rd to NH Rt 103 to Mt & Lake Sunapee - 30 mi to I-89 S & 45 mi to Concord NH - I-93 N & S Mt Sunapee Ski Area Goshen Village Center AKA – “Mill Village” Schoolhouse Center Road Gunnison Lake Hiking & Snowmobile Trails - to Pillsbury State Park NH State Rt 31 S 6 mi to Pillsbury State Park 24 mi to Rt 9 Hillsboro NH 40 mi to Peterboro NH - Rts 101 & 202 NH State Rt 10 S 30 mi to Keene NH 50 mi to I-91S

4 This is the nearby Gunnison House on Center Road in Goshen
This is the nearby Gunnison House on Center Road in Goshen. Built in 1779, It has recently been restored by the O'Brien's

5 Captain John Gunnison is Goshen’s “favorite son
Captain John Gunnison is Goshen’s “favorite son.” He gave his name to many features in Colorado & Utah including Gunnison Utah, Gunnison Colorado (which is the County Seat of Gunnison County Colorado), the Gunnison River and the Gunnison National Park in Colorado.

6 From The Goshen NH Town History
“Last of the schoolhouses to be built was that in District No. 5, about It is believed that the Gunnison’s were largely instrumental in the formation of the district and the erection of the schoolhouse, partly as an accommodation to the families on the nearby farms, but basically an attempt to escape contamination from the low morality then prevailing in North Goshen.”

7 This image was copied from one used for a cover of the Goshen Town Annual Report. It shows the Schoolhouse’s Gable End on the distant hillside Mount Sunapee Schoolhouse The image was likely taken from the road in front of the Gunnison House on Center Road

8 My understanding is that this image was taken around 1925
My understanding is that this image was taken around The cleared sloping area to the left of the Schoolhouse is the subject property when it was a pasture Subject Property Schoolhouse

9 Schoolhouse #5 851 Center Road Goshen, NH
New Roof Fall of 2006 I only Re-roofed this street side

10 I had the propane company set this tank three times
I finally gave up

11 851 Center Road Goshen NH – Schoolhouse Floorplan
In the early 1970s, the Cote’s, a couple from Conn remodeled the School house into a cottage The School house is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places as “The Cote House”

12 The firebox is in good condition
The firebox is in good condition. It has a damper and the flue is tile-lined

13 This is a window in the Schoolhouse looking SSE over the neighbor’s “farm pond” and the hills beyond

14 Throw a little sunflower seed around… and you can have up to 40 of “the neighbors” over for lunch

15 This ridgeline in the distance is the Monadnock – Sunapee Greenway It is the watershed divide that divides waters between the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers’ watersheds The Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail Club maintains a 48-mile hiking trail between these summits See: This is a view to the ESE of the surrounding hills from the proposed “Lot 2” – The lower of the two proposed lots

16 This is a view to the SSW of the Gunnison Lake and the surrounding hills from the proposed “Lot 2” – The lower of the two proposed lots

17 Survey and proposed 2-lot Subdivision Plan I had prepared in 2003
State Approvals for the 2-Lot Subdivision, Well Sites and Septic Plans are in hand

18 Goshen Town Assessor’s Map Excerpt - Map 410 Lot 5
Note: 6.2 Acres indicated Survey shows /-

19 Brook Road to Goshen Center
Rand Pond Swim / Paddle Mt Sunapee Ski Area Brook Rd to Mt Sunapee - Ski / Various Activities & Lake Sunapee - Swim / Sail / Fish Brook Road to Goshen Center Hiking & Snowmobile Trails - to Mt Sunapee Summit Cross Rd to Brook Rd Schoolhouse Center Road Gunnison Lake Swim / Paddle / Fish / Picnic Hiking & Snowmobile Trails - to Pillsbury State Park Hiking Trail around Gunnison Lake and out to Pillsbury State Park Many good paddling ponds & hiking trails in Pillsbury State Park

20 Elevation of the Schoolhouse is approximately 1,364 ft above Sea Level
USGS Quad Excerpt Note: Southerly slope of the land. Property Boundary indicated is an approximate overlay only Elevation of the Schoolhouse is approximately 1,364 ft above Sea Level Elevation of Mt Sunapee is approximately 2,726 ft above Sea Level The Schoolhouse is located at aprox: 43º 17’ 47” N 72º 06’ 50” W The slope appears more Southwesterly than it is as “True South” (i.e. “Solar South) is approximately 16 degrees west of “Magnetic South” at this location. Actually, the slope of the hill conforms rather closely with “True South”

21 In October 2003 I constructed this 12ft x 24ft Garden Shed / Workshop for storage and to have a good workspace

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25 View from the Summit of Mt Sunapee NNW over Lake Sunapee to the White Mountains
Area Attractions

26 Scenic Sunapee Region

27 Scenic Sunapee Region

28 Summer Activities in the Sunapee Region
Lake Sunapee Dinner Cruise Boat MV Kearsarge

29 Lake Sunapee State Park Beach

30 Sailing on Lake Sunapee

31 John Hay National Wildlife Refuge Known Locally as “The Fells”
Mount Sunapee From “The Fells”

32 Or, perhaps… an Ultralite
Tandem Hang Gliding Or… Paragliding! For the TURLY Adventurous! Try nearby Morningside Flight Park

33 Autumn in the Sunapee Region

34 Autumn golfing on one of the area’s many courses

35 Winter Activities in the Sunapee Region


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