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Beech Hill (Dublin, New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Beech Hill (Dublin, New Hampshire)
Location in New Hampshire
Beech Hill (Dublin, New Hampshire) is located in the United States
Beech Hill (Dublin, New Hampshire)
Location in the United States
Location Off New Harrisville Rd., Dublin, New Hampshire
Area 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Built 1902 (1902)
Architectural style Georgian Revival
MPS Dublin MRA
NRHP reference No. 83004012
Added to NRHP December 15, 1983

Beech Hill is a historic former summer estate off New Harrisville Road in Dublin, New Hampshire. The centerpiece of the estate, and its only major surviving element, is a large Georgian Revival mansion with hip roof and wide projecting eaves, which has views of the surrounding area. The mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It remains in private hands, but most of the surrounding estate is now local conservation land, with public hiking trails.

Description and history

Beech Hill is located on a hilltop just north of the town center of Dublin, on the west side of New Harrisville Road. Sited prominently near the crest of the hill is the main house, a sprawling two-story structure whose main section is covered by a hip roof. Its exterior trim includes corner pilasters and a dentillated cornice. The main block is extended by wings, including a more modern one that extends to one side of the swimming pool sited just east of the building. The building is presently vacant and in deteriorated condition.

The house was designed by Charles A. Platt for his sister and brother-in-law, and built in 1902-3. From 1949 until 2001 the property was used for a variety of medical treatment purposes. The entire estate was acquired by a local conservation land trust in 2007, which sold the house into private hands and built walking trails on the rest of the estate.

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