As part of our building history series, today we take a look at The Brick Block in the village of Woodsville in the town of Haverhill, New Hampshire:
This block, by the tracks that arrived in 1852, was built by Henry Ramsey and Charles Joy, in 1886. The Brick Block was, most likely, the first business block to have a rail side landing to facilitate the loading and unloading of goods.
Various businesses have occupied the building that utilized the railroad for transportation of goods such as salt, flour, furniture, and furnaces to name a few. In 1923, the Brick Block was purchased by Rhett Scruggs and converted into apartments. While the building has had many owner since then, it is still and apartment house today.
Source: White Mountain Trader (pdf)