Blog :: 08-2010

I Love Going Back in Time in Melvin Village New Hampshire and You Will Too!

Driving through Melvin Village in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire on Saturday August 14th, I was thrilled to see the large number of antique and collectable cars and two antique trucks being displayed at the Melvin Garage and the Village Old Car Shop. It was the Tuftonboro Historical Society's annual arts and crafts fair.

Beautifully Restored Antique Autos Lined Up in Melvin Village

Melvin Village Satruday August 14th 2010

Beautifully Restored Antique Autos Lined Up in Melvin Village

Now I've always loved Melvin Village! The history of this part of Tuftonboro is rich with lore of an old hotel and steamships docking to let off and take on summer folk, as well as the quiet charm of a small New England village on Lake Winnipesaukee. On this absolutely beautiful summer day, I was transported back in time while viewing the restored 1929 Ford Model A Doctors Coup, Model T, Texaco truck, the Checker taxi, Pontiac convertible,66 Thunderbird convertible, and Ford Econoline to name just a few of the many on public view or for sale. Boy do I wish I could buy one!
Melvin Village Garage

Beautifully Restored Antique Autos Lined Up in Melvin Village

Set in between the antique car dealers is one of the best antique shops in the area, Geez Louise. Mindy Jones, the proprietor, is always upbeat and fun to talk with about antiques or anything else that may be of interest. I wandered in to look at the new old items. Mindy was saying how she loves her location. I cant blame her for I love going back in time in Melvin Village New Hampshire and you will too.

Beautifully Restored Antique Autos Lined Up in Melvin Village

For real estate information on Melvin Village or anywhere in the Lakes Region, please contact us.

Beautifully Restored Antique Autos Lined Up in Melvin Village

The Inns and Outs of Historic Moultonborough Neck and Long Island Estates.

There are so many reasons why living in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is inimitable when compared to many other areas of the country, and why visiting or if so fortunate living here will bring you memories to cherish for a lifetime. An example of one such experience is the recent lecture, lunch, and tour of Moultonborough Neck and Long Island historic inns and estates in Moultonborough, New Hampshire.

1893 adapted map of Winnipesaukee

Image from Calvert's Map of the Lakes Region, 1893 (adapted by Eliza Tappe)

Carol and I were proud to be co-sponsors of the Moultonborough Heritage Commission Community Landmarks Tour on Saturday, August 8th, 2010. The Moultonborough Heritage Commission collaborated with the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and setup a 5 property tour on what turned out to be a spectacularly beautiful Lakes Region summer day. More than 275 people participated in the tour and heard a lecture by noted Moultonborough historian, Cristina Ashjian. Ms. Ashjans eloquent speaking style and her deep understanding of the history of this area was appreciated by all that morning. The inns and estates that we toured were the 1874 Long Island Inn, the 1891 Windermere (Lands End) Estate, the 1907 Winnipesaukee Inn (formerly the Roxmont Poultry Farm) on the grounds of Geneva Point Center, the 1900 Kona Farm (Kona Mansion Inn) and the Swallow Boathouse which served the Kona Farm. During the later part of the 19th century and into the early 20th century all these inns and estates were accessed by steamers that traveled Lake Winnipesaukee delivering not only people but cargo, livestock, and the mail.

Long Island Landing

Image from Calvert's Map of the Lakes Region, 1893 (adapted by Eliza Tappe)

As Realtors, who were born and raised in New Hampshire, we take great pride in the history and preservation of all things unique and irreplaceable within our State and particularly in the communities of the Lakes Region where we live and work.  We also know that what is so cherished by us is also what attracts so many to our beautiful area of New Hampshire. If you are looking to visit the Lakes Region of New Hampshire or are looking to relocate to this area, please contact us and let us help you find that special property or just share more of why we love living here.

Image from Calvert's Map of the Lakes Region, 1893 (adapted by Eliza Tappe)

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