33. The Ridge
located in the center of Orford, NH, on the east
side of NH10, just opposite its junction with NH25A


"Orford's seven Ridge houses were built over a period of time from 1773 to 1839 by professional and business men of the town. The Bulfinch-style house of John B. Wheeler, built in 1814-1816, southernmost in the row, was designed by a Boston architect, probably Asher Benjamin who was then an associate of Charles Bulfinch. Other Ridge houses also display Asher Benjamin influence."

erected 1965, 1974

The Orford Street Historic District (which includes the seven houses of The Ridge) was listed on the National Register in 1977.


The Orford Street Historic District

Stalking New Hampshire's Historical Markers
Historical Markers of the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region

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Orford Street Historic District



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