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Woodstock Lumber Mill...Recycled paper and change of use, got me my home.

Home sweet home with some interesting History...1889 the Woodstock Lumber Company.

 

I was able to buy my home-site 10 years ago from the retired chairman of the Marcal paper mills. We became friends I have helped him sell off some of his old mill properties...I was happy to recycle this site. It took a lot of flood plain engineering, permits for the DOT as I have frontage on an existing train track, and Wet lands permits due to the river frontage...but it was worth all the work.

When they removed the dam used to float logs up to the mill ( about 100 years ago), it left the property flat , fertile and prone to seasonal flooding. But I fell in love with the water and the views.

My new home sits pretty close to where this mill once stood ( about 100 years ago).

Here is the view of the location where the log pond once functioned. When my friend Robert Marcalus started producing paper from all recycled paper products, these log mills where dismantled and sold off. I was lucky enough to cross this businessman's path at just the right time, he was looking to sell and I was in love with this site. My other friends didn't see it. It was overgrown wet and would need years of permitting to solve the issues.

This train Crossing is about 300 feet from my home...The Boston & Maine line crosses North station road a few feet from my garage.

The old rail road line is used by the dinner train now...they have recycled the use of the old paper mill tracks. It is now a popular tourist line running several times a day during the summer, and 4 nights a week for a six course meal. Try the Hobo train or the Cafe Lafayette Diner train for a great day, or night rolling on the river.

  This trestle bridge crosses the Pemigewasset river about a half a mile from my house and marks the edge of the old paper mill land I purchased to recycle as a place to live.

 

I have been helping people with all their real estate needs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for over 26 years. Call me if you are looking for expertise in Acquisition, development, renovation or resale marketing of your dream property in the Mountain or lakes area of N.H. Going Green takes on a whole new meaning!

 

                       

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Home sweet home with some interesting History… 1889 the Woodstock Lumber Company. I was able to buy my home-site 10 years ago from the retired chairman of the Marcal paper mills. We became friends I have helped him sell off some of his old… more