Contoocook, New Hampshire.
The Contoocook Railroad Depot is located in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, in the village of Contoocook. The depot was completed in 1849 as one of the first substantial railroad passenger stations west of Concord on the Concord and Claremont Railroads. Gable-roofed railroad stations is one of the best preserved from the small number of surviving from the first decade of rail development in New Hampshire. The building provided essential passenger service and communications for these interrelated lines.
During the summer of 2002, the historic Contoocook Railroad Depot and covered railroad bridge began a trip back in time with an extensive renovation to restore them to their 1910 glory. The Contoocook Riverway Association bought the depot from the town of Hopkinton for one silver dollar in 1999. The covered bridge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is owned by the State of New Hampshire. The $400,000 restoration project was funded by federal grants administered through the State Department of Transportation and by community donations. The journey took approximately three years. The depot currently serves as a museum. It is open occasionally during the summer months for the Contoocook Farmers Market, which is held throughout the summer on the depot property extending towards the Contoocook River in the park.
Kit Dimensions (the island size):
• Length: 7 1/2"
• Width: 5 1/2"
This kit features:
• Laser cut wood for easy assembly
• Custom foam cast island
• Peel-and-stick shingles
• Real copper flashing
• Several pewter castings
• Simple step by step instructions
• Proudly made in the USA
This kit contains small parts and is not intended for small children.
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