Historically Speaking: Dover’s farming tradition

Tony McManus

Ordinarily, you would assume entries in the National Sign up of Historic Areas to refer to structures, structures this sort of as the Cocheco Mills, or the Woodman Museum sophisticated.  But as stated in an before report, two of Dover’s formal landmarks are farms. There are structures on just about every, but the importance of the homes relates to the land and the people today who have lived there, a recognition of the significance of farming to our heritage.

The first example is basically shared with the metropolis of Rochester. It is the Jenness Farm, situated on Upper Sixth Street on the Dover facet, which turns into Pickering Road as you cross the metropolis line. Added to the sign-up in 2001, the vast majority of the 190 acres of land are in Dover. Over the a long time the properties consisted of the key residence the existing house (described as Colonial Revival) was crafted in 1935 on the foundation of the unique which was made in the 1890s but misplaced to a fire in 1934. Outbuildings included a significant barn framework, milking place, lodging for the hens, and sheds for devices and storage.