AN ICONIC PROPERTY IN SEARCH OF ITS STEWARD...WEARE’S MOST ARCHITECTURALLY DISTINCTIVE 19th CENTURY SCHOOLHOUSE AWAITS ITS NEW PURPOSE! Listed in the U.S. Register of Historic Places in 1995 as North Weare Schoolhouse, the Riverside Academy Building is surrounded by mature hardwood trees marked by granite posts and rail fencing. It is a vernacular mix of Federal, Greek Revival, and ltalianate styles that sits on cut granite underpinnings and is crowned by a large, louvered belfry with weathervane. A public school until 1952 and a grange hall until the 1980s, the possibilities for today's lifestyle are endless! The building is ideally sited in a village of historic homes, barns and church, with nearby conservation land and convenience to Concord. The main room measures 30'x40' with an attached 16'x49' wood construction ell dating from the 1960s. Inside, the building retains much of its original detailing. A curved wooden staircase with rounded handrail leads to the upper level. The main level features board tongue-and-groove siding below a chalk railing. The pressed tin ceiling, added in the late 19th or early 20th century, displays a decorative cornice and a field comprised of square and rectangular panels decorated by urns and geometric patterns with anthemion at the corners. The building's infrastructure has been restored with new wiring, plumbing, alarm system and two new furnaces ready for installation. YOUR VISION CAN COME TRUE!
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