A guide to the 1710 house, gardens, hiking trails,
and 300 years of the Weeks family farmstead
by Reginald W. Bacon
The Visitor’s Guide to the Weeks Brick House & Gardens in Greenland, N.H. includes local history context, family history context, farmstead history (1656-1968), photos, garden plot plans, trail maps, and a self-guided exterior architectural tour. The 1710 brick house, among the earliest brick homes in New England, has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975, when preservation efforts to save the farmstead prevailed over plans for a suburban subdivision. Since that time, the non-profit descendants organization that rescued the house has re-created a Colonial-era herb garden, conveyed a conservation easement to the town of Greenland and state of New Hampshire to preserve over 30 acres of the farmstead as permanent conservation land, and laid out woodland walking trails for public recreational use.
This book will appeal to enthusiasts of Colonial-era architecture, local history, early American gardens, and contemporary open space preservation. And of course the book is essential for Weeks family descendants looking to explore the farmstead and walk in the footsteps of ancestors.Authored by a Weeks family descendant in the history/museum/preservation field, this compact volume includes maps, timelines, and a comprehensive bibliography of architectural, genealogical, and local history sources.
To read the introduction, table of contents, and view the front and back cover, visit the publisher’s website at www.VarietyArtsPress.com.
To order by mail and pay by check, send order details, shipping address, and payment to: Variety Arts Press, P.O. Box 489, Newburyport, MA 01950.