Harrisville Historic District
Harrisville still looks much as it did in the first half of the 1800s when it was a growing industrial community with mills that produced woolen cloth. The owners of Cheshire Mills built boarding houses and single-family houses and rented them to the people who worked in the factories. With machine-cut lumber and nails readily available by 1866, houses like these on Peanut Row could be quickly assembled. They were rented for $3 and $5 a week. Today, most houses across the United States are constructed with mass-produced materials, but people usually have to drive, or take the train or bus now instead of simply walking up the street to work.
Harrisville, New Hampshire