Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member zimquidl
N 43° 31.674 W 071° 28.128
19T E 300500 N 4822400
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2006 9:42:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM94W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 39

Long Description:
Constructed in 1832, the Belknap Mill is the oldest unaltered brick textile mill in the U.S. Once a hosiery mill, it houses an intact hydraulic power plant and a bell cast by George Holbrook, apprentice to Paul Revere. The Busiel Mill, built in 1853 as a hosiery mill, was later used for the manufacture of clocks, electronic relays, and organs.

Located by City Hall, on Beacon Street, off Business US 3.

This marker was erected in cooperation with the City of Laconia. The Belknap-Sulloway Mill and the Busiel-Seeburg Mill were individually listed on the National Register in 1971.

Information about the Belknap Mill can be found at (visit link)

Busiel Mill now houses offices. Belknap Mill has a museum, art gallery, concert hall, event facilities and a gift shop. There is a footbridge which spans the river just below Avery Dam and the power plant.

This area is part of the Laconia City on the Lakes - Riverwalk. Info can be found at (visit link)

Geocache GCR5BQ, Laconia Downtown Scenic Overlook, is within walking distance. (visit link)

The Soda Shoppe, a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, is directly across the street.

Official Marker Number: 135

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Laconia

Date Marker Established: 1979

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