Franklin Pierce House (South Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire)

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Not to be confused with the Pierce Manse which still stands at 14 Horseshoe Lane.
Franklin Pierce House
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The Pierce House in 1961, photo by Samuel Gottscho
Franklin Pierce House (South Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce House (South Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire)
Location 52 S. Main St., Concord, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°12′1″N 71°32′3″W / 43.20028°N 71.53417°W / 43.20028; -71.53417Coordinates: 43°12′1″N 71°32′3″W / 43.20028°N 71.53417°W / 43.20028; -71.53417
Area less than one acre
Built 1852 (1852)
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79000318[1]
Added to NRHP October 15, 1979

The Franklin Pierce House was a historic house at 52 South Main Street in Concord, New Hampshire. The three story stuccoed brick building was constructed in 1852, and was originally built with Italianate styling and a flat roof. It was restyled later in the 19th century in the Second Empire style, with a mansard roof. The house was most notable, however, for its association with United States President Franklin Pierce, who lived here with his family (as boarders of the owner, Willard Williams) intermittently after his departure from the White House. Writer Nathaniel Hawthorne visited the Pierces here in 1864, shortly before his death, and both Pierce and his wife Jane died in this house.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] It was destroyed by fire in 1981.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Franklin Pierce House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
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