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Old 11-18-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Greystone Inn, Scenic Dr and Belknap Point

Hey gang,

I'd appreciate any info, old images and maps of Scenic Drive (Old Rt 11?) and the Fairhaven Farm AKA Greystone Inn.

I've found an old postcard ca1900 of what I believe to be the current Greystone Inn, prior to having it's roof raised. The message on the reverse indicates it was a place for lodging even then. Greystone, N.H.?

Second pc, The Greystone is now a large Colonial that I believe was redone ca1920. Shaded by maples in this shot. Porch added.

From the inside and outside and like many in the area, this house shows it's share of crude renovations, alterations and additions that were hastily done over the century. She's still a simple, yet grand old dame, in need of extensive TLC. Thanks, Steve

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Old 11-19-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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That's the first time I've heard of a Greystone NH.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #3
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Default From an old post...

started by Rattlesnake Gal (RG).

http://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/...ead.php?t=1650

Click on the Full Size Map link and you can get a good look at the area around Belknap Point, LSP and Scenic drive as they were in 1881.

She and McDude are the premier historians, IMHO, here on Winni.com.

You should also check out the Thompson Ames Historical Society

http://www.gilfordhistoricalsociety.org/tahs/index.asp

Good Luck with your project!
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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Update!

Thankyou to McDude and Steve A.,

Now, I am able to confirm my postcard is indeed Greystone Inn. My next task is to determine the date of the roof raising.

Mike, I hope you don't mind reposting your image.

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #5
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Oche 16, My memories of Scenic Dr. date back from 1935 to 1955. It was simply called Rt. 11 in those days, although we knew it was very scenic. When school got out for the summer in New Jersey, we headed to Lake Shore Park and our cabin on Long Beach. After passing the turnoff to Goodhue Marine at Glendale, we approached "Dead Man's Curve". That was a hard right turn onto what was probably the best road for scenery on the lake. Next came Chanticleer, then Greystone. Up the road a way was Fox's house on the right and their boathouse on the lake, which held a classic wooden boat which had a hard top. Well, I suppose it wasn't a classic in those days. Somewhere along the road came our first good view of LSP and our cabin, which was the 4th cabin from the fence at what is now Ellacoya SP. Back in the olden times, it was Minnehaha Beach. There were some rental cabins there. Up closer to Rt. 11 was Morrill's Beach on the near side of the stream toward the highway. One of the most important items that could be seen from Scenic Dr. at LSP was "Big Pier". I had never heard the name "Carr's Point" in my 20 something years of staying at LSP, but that is where "Big Pier" sits.
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NMS, Thankyou for sharing your memories!

This shot of the backyard of ca1940 Greystone and Fairhaven Farm clearly shows the railroad track and telegraph poles.
Also, The large grey bolder along the shore far right, I believe, gave the village it's name.

Second photo; Partial foundation of smaller barn on right side of the postcard.
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The family cabin on Terrace Hill Road was built in 1892. My grandfather remembered traveling by horse and buggy from Laconia. It was a full day's trip. You would have to travel thru Gilford Vilage. He remember Rte 11 as being a dirt road with a number of farms on the way.

In the 30's,40's and into the 50's, my folks use to walk the railroad track to Lake Shore Park to attend the Big band dances at the Pavilion. There they would meet tenants from the Greystone Farm. One family, The Donnallies love the area so much they bought land on Terrace Hill Road and built a summer cabin, eventually set up their own cabin colony for rent.

They were good times.
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Series of photos along the Greystone property concerning B&M railroad landmarks.

Granite trestle


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My parents met and stayed in the Greystone for many years, ummm... a few years I lived, many years (errr... several) on Rt 11, ummm, make that Lake Shore Drive.

Yes, I remember the Greystone and all its memories, along with the train tracks (mostly removed) along the shoreline. Used to jump up and down and have the earth shake, what a bozo (I used to be :P)
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An old photo and closer view from the water.

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Another photo from a post card - postmarked August 1938

Not sure what "Pine Fringe" refers to.

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That's the first time I've heard of a Greystone NH.

Greystone was more of a whistlestop on the Lakeshore Railroad. If anything, it would be a village within Gilford.



Here is the photo of the whistlestop station




and here we see it listed on the train's timetable


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