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Stelljes House
StelljesHouse.jpg
1983 photo
Location NH 31, Goshen, New Hampshire
Area 107 acres (43 ha)
Built 1800 (1800)
Architect Booth, Royal
Architectural style Cape
MPS Plank Houses of Goshen New Hampshire TR
NRHP reference No. 85001322
Added to NRHP June 21, 1985

The Stelljes House is a historic house on New Hampshire Route 31 in Goshen, New Hampshire. Built about 1800, it is one of the oldest of a cluster of plank-frame houses in Goshen. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. It has possibly been demolished.

Description and history

The Stelljes House stands in a rural area of southern Goshen, on the east side of NH 31. It is a 1+12-story wooden structure, with a gabled roof and clapboarded exterior. A brick chimney rises slightly off-center from the roof ridge. The main facade is asymmetrical, with a slightly off-center entrance, two sash windows to its left, and a three-section modern picture window to the right. A gable dormer projects from the rear roof face. An ell extends from the southern portion of the rear of the main block, with a porch in the corner joining the two blocks.

The house was built about 1800, and is one of the oldest of Goshen's cluster of plank-frame houses. The framing is three-inch planking attached vertically to sills, which rests on a rubble and granite stone foundation. Dowels are attached horizontally to give this framing lateral stability. The front facade was probably originally five bays across.

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