Peter Wellenberger, (603) 868-1095
November 8, 2005
Yours If You Move It: Historic Greenland Cabin Available
DURHAM, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is offering an historic cabin free to an individual or group willing to move it to a new location and agree to maintain its historic nature. The cabin, deemed eligible for the National Historic Register, is available to be relocated from the southern shore of Great Bay in Greenland under the guidance of the New Hampshire Division of Historic Resources and Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
The cabin has a white clapboard exterior and 2 x 4
framed construction throughout.
The structure is 28 feet long and 15 feet, 7 inches wide, with an added kitchen area off the back measuring 12 feet by 6 feet, 8 inches. The foundation is of cedar posts, with the corners on concrete blocks and interior posts set directly into the ground. The roof has asphalt shingles, and there is an exterior chimney on the east side of the building.
The New Hampshire Division of Historic Resources pinpoints the significance of the cabin as being its strong association with a local individual prominent in Seacoast society. The cabin, known as Paul's Cottage, was built just before 1940 by Orman Paul (1894-1974), who was the owner and proprietor of Paul's Market on Daniels Street in Portsmouth from 1921 until the early 1970s. Paul was also a vice president and trustee of the Portsmouth Savings Bank and a past president of the Portsmouth Country Club.
The cabin also reflects the mid-20th century period when area farmers were looking for ways to use their land for commercial purposes. Paul's Cottage was one of many vacation cabins located on Brackett's and Weeks' Points and was originally built and leased as a sportsman's cabin for use as a base for hunting and fishing.
For more information on obtaining this historic structure, please call Peter Wellenberger, Manager of Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, at (603) 868-1095.