Levi Woodbury Homestead

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Levi Woodbury Homestead
FrancestownNH LeviWoodburyHomestead.jpg
Levi Woodbury Homestead is located in New Hampshire
Levi Woodbury Homestead
Location 1 Main St., Francestown, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°59′14″N 71°48′48″W / 42.98722°N 71.81333°W / 42.98722; -71.81333Coordinates: 42°59′14″N 71°48′48″W / 42.98722°N 71.81333°W / 42.98722; -71.81333
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1789
Architectural style Georgian, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07000152[1]
Added to NRHP March 15, 2007

The Levi Woodbury Homestead is a historic house at 1 Main Street in Francestown, New Hampshire. The oldest portion of the house, now part of a wing of the main house, was built in 1787. The house was expanded in stages, reaching its present configuration c. 1832. It has a 2-1/2 story main block with a hip roof, with a 1-1/2 story wing extending to the north. The house is most significant as the only known surviving structure that has a significant association with statesman Levi Woodbury (1789-1851). Woodbury had a long and distinguished career in state and national politics, serving on the New Hampshire Supreme Court, as Governor of New Hampshire, in several positions in the United States Cabinet, and as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Woodbury was born in this house, and operated his law practice out of this house 1813-19. The house remained in the Woodbury family until the 1960s.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Levi Woodbury Homestead". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-06-04.