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Pierce, Franklin, Homestead

Hillsborough, New Hampshire
County of Hillsborough.
Washington Road (State Route 31)
National Register Number: 66000027
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NY-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Historic Site, open in summer.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
From infancy until his marriage in 1834, this two story frame and clapboard house was the home of Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), 14th President of the United States. Pierce held office during one of the most critical periods (1853-1857) of the antebellum generation; during his tenure, the apparent calm of the Compromise of 1850 gave way to the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, "Bleeding Kansas", and the renewed sectional storms which resulted in the Civil War.

A new barn roof was installed in 2004, with extensive work done on the underside. The original colors and stenciling of the interior ballroom are being restored, completing the house’s stencil restoration project.

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