17-19 Market Street (Houses), Somersworth, Strafford County, NH
Significance: This structure is one of a group of three remaining two family tenements constructed for Mill Management by the Great Falls Manufacturing company. It is part of an overall plan for a factory community. The Great Falls Manufacturing Company constructed Mills, Canals, Roads, Buildings for support industries, worker housing, commercial blocks, and set aside land for churches, schools, and other community uses. Secondly, it has architectural Significance: unlike the two other companion buildings, it was never modernized. Left intact are the two central chimney stacks, fireplaces, doors, moldings, casings, etc. Thirdly, it is part of an historic streetscape, i.e., the west side of Market Street.
Survey number: HABS NH-123
Building/structure dates: 1823-1826 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1984 Demolished