Historical Society Program Looks at What’s Disappeared from Sunapee


Amongst the buildings that have disappeared from Sunapee: The Ye Old Church. Photo courtesy of Ron Garceau, president of the Sunapee Historical Society.

The Sunapee Historical Society will hold its Fall Meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at the Sunapee Community Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, Sunapee. SHS President Ron Garceau will present the evening program and look at what’s “Disappeared from Sunapee” while sharing local history and showing old photos of buildings that have vanished from Sunapee’s landscape.

One such building that has disappeared is the Union Church. It was built in 1831 on the corner of Lower Main Street and North Road and torn down around 1906. The Fall 2009 issue of Sunapee Echoes, the historical society’s newsletter, shows a photo of the old church and notes that Longview Terrace, once located behind the church, is gone, as well. Now on that site sits the Sunapee Middle High School.

The SHS business meeting starts at 7 p.m. and the program at 7:20 p.m. It is open to the public free of charge. Refreshments will be served. For more information, including historical society membership information and volunteer work, contact Garceau at rongarceau@comcast.net.

2 Responses

  1. i am pleased to see so many people interested in running for office in Sunapee, in many towns in order to get peple to run for office, folks have to be almost forced to run for office and frequently it is one candidate for one office, only. So be sure to thank those who devoted their time to run for office, whether they win or lose. Come to think of it, the losing candidates will probably be most happy for a friendly word after the election. As a person who ran for office only to lose by one vote, do not tell me the that your vote does not count. On the state level one absentee ballot decided the choice the election of the Federal senator to the Senate after a long drawn out court battle.

  2. Ron, great articles and pictures. Thanks for sharing.
    I am currently going through thousands of pictures and postcards that my ancestors have collected throughout the years.
    I also have some Townhall logs from before Sunapee was called Sunapee. The earlier name was Wendell and of course before that it was Seville. I have two handwritten logs from when William Currier was a town “Father” and he listed number of Wild Game taken over a period of time including Geese, Deer, Fox, Rabbit, Fish etc…
    I also have a copy of the “Lake Sunapee Echo” from 1890, an earlier edition to any that the State has.

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