As part of our weekly building history series, today we take a look at the John Berry Stand in Pittsfield, New Hampshire:
“‘Uncle’ John Berry opened a store in this building about 1818. It was said that he kept ‘a little salt, a little fish, and lots of rum.’ This beverage, consumed on all social occasions, was teamed from Newburyport by his brother Thomas. The store was the social and gossip center of Town. After Berry’s death in 1880, E. B. Ring operated a hardware store here. In 1907, The Valley Times newspaper offices were moved into the building where they remained for the next 46 years.”
Source: Building Plaque
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