Ashland Gristmill and Dam

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Ashland Gristmill and Dam
AshlandNH Gristmill.jpg
Ashland Gristmill and Dam is located in New Hampshire
Ashland Gristmill and Dam
Ashland Gristmill and Dam is located in the US
Ashland Gristmill and Dam
Location Main St., Ashland, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°41′44″N 71°37′51″W / 43.69556°N 71.63083°W / 43.69556; -71.63083Coordinates: 43°41′44″N 71°37′51″W / 43.69556°N 71.63083°W / 43.69556; -71.63083
Area less than one acre
Built 1903 (1903)
NRHP reference # 79000317[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1979

The Ashland Gristmill and Dam are a historic former industrial facility in the heart of Ashland, New Hampshire. The dam, originally a wooden construction, is a concrete structured located on the Squam River, where Main Street (New Hampshire Route 132) crosses the river. It is 180' long, 14' high, and has a 50' spillway. The mill building located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Daniel Webster Highway was built in 1903 on the site of a gristmill that was destroyed by fire. It has a massive timber frame, whose most prominent feature is a central tower from which wings balloon out. Its basement still houses the turbine and controlling hardware, although these are no longer operational.[2]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] It has been converted to professional offices.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Ashland Gristmill and Dam" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
The mill dam, c. 1910