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1869 Manchester City Directory and Map




The Manchester City Directory for 1869 is a transcription from an original copy. The entries have been abbreviated due space considerations. After the name of a street, the word "street" has been omitted. Please note that not every family member is listed in the directory - only those individuals who were adult males, employed, widowed or who owned property.

1869 City Directory Database


Amoskeag Village: Located across the Merrimack River, via the Falls Bridge. Originally, it was part of Goffstown until the area was annexed by the City of Manchester in 1853.

Bakersville: South end of Elm Street. Named after the Baker family whose farm was located there.

Bald-Hill Road: From Mammoth Road, easterly to Auburn, NH

Cemetery: Refers to the Valley Cemetery, bounded by Auburn, Pine, Valley and Willow Streets.

Corporation Housing: This refers to housing constructed by manufacturing companies such as Amoskeag, Stark, Manchester and Manchester Print Works for their workers. The brick buildings were built near the manufacturing facilities which were located along banks of the Merrimack River.

Elm Street: The primary business street running north and south

Goffs Falls: Located in south Manchester, north of Litchfield, NH

Hallsville: In the southeastern part of Manchester on Candia Road and the vicinity. Named after Joseph B. Hall.

Janesville: Between Bridge and Lowell Streets and Nashua and Wilson Streets. It was originally called the Village of Janesville.

Manchester Centre: This refers to the original town center located on Mammoth Road. It was the site of the first meeting house and early town meetings.

Moore's Village: Extreme south part of the city, near Goff's Falls

Piscataquog: Across the Merrimac River, now West Manchester. Originally, this section was part of Bedford, NH and was annexed by the City of Manchester in 1853.

Between Hanover Street and Lowell Street and Wilson Road and Maple Street.

Youngsville: Located at the junction of Hanover Street and Candia Road and extending to the Auburn, NH line.



High School:  Established in 1846 and located on Lowell Street, corner Beech Street. William W. Colburn, prinicipal. C. Augusta Gile and Mary E. Clough, assistants.

Grammar Schools:  

South Grammar School: Franklin Street, Isaac L. Heath, principal. Lucretia E. Manahan, Hannah A. Slade and Rebecca B. Gove, assistants

North Grammar School: Spring Street, Frank W. Parker, principal. Emma A.H. Brown, Betsey A. Ambrose and Martha B. Dinsmoor, assistants

East Grammar School: High-School Building, Julia A. Baker, principal. Mattie R. Kidder, assistant

Park-Street Grammar School: Park Street, Thomas Corcoran, principal

Intermediate School:  Established in 1851 and located on Manchester Street. Samuel W. Clark, principal. Miss Fannie M. Smith, assistant.

Middle Schools:

No. 1: Blodgett Street, Sarah J. Green, teacher

No. 2: Concord Street, corner Beech Sreet, Mary L. Sleeper, teacher

No. 3: Merrimack Street, corner Union Street, Nancy S. Bunton, teacher

No. 4: Merrimack Street, corner Union Street, Mary J. Fife, teacher

No. 5: Franklin Street, Lottie R. Adams, teacher

No. 6: Spring Street, Nellie Sanderson

No. 7: Spring Street, Lizzie P. Gove, teacher

No. 12: Franklin Street, C. Augusta Abbott, teacher

No. 13: Wilson's Hill, Hattie L. Jones, teacher

Primary Schools:

No. 1: Lowell St., corner Chestnut, Mary E. Ireland, teacher

No. 2: Lowell St., Towlesville, Emily J. Parker, teacher

No. 3: Bridge St., corner Union St., Georgianna Dow, teacher

No. 4: Concord St., corner Beech St., Anstrice G. Flanders, teacher

No. 5: Merrimack St., corner Union St., Addie L. Hutchinson, teacher

No. 6: Merrimack St., corner Union St., Julia A. Clay, teacher

No. 7: Franklin St., Carrie Reed, teacher

No. 8: Franklin St., Marianna Clough, teacher

No. 9: Spring St., Adelaide B. Gove, teacher

No. 10: Spring St., Mary A. Richardson, teacher

No. 11: Manchester St., Helen M. Morrill, teacher

No. 12: Manchester St., Aramenta C. Edgerly, teacher

No. 13: Wilson Hill, Abbie E. Abbott, teacher

No. 14: Chestnut St., Emma A. McCoy, teacher

No. 21: Helen M. Hills

Rural Schools:

No. 1: North part of the city, Hooksett Road, M. Theora Flanders, teacher

No. 3: Bakersville and vicinity, Katie L. Porter, teacher

No. 4: Goff's Falls and vicinity, Etta M. George, teacher

No. 5: Southern portion of the city, east of District No. 4, Mattie S. Miller, teacher

No. 6: Webster's Mill neighborhood, Mary J. Reid, teacher

No. 7: Hallsville and vicinity, Maria H. Hildreth and Mary B. Lane, teacher

No. 8: Candia Road, near Massabesic, Anna S. Osgood, teacher

No. 9: Eastern part of the city on the Londonderry Road, Lana S. George, teacher


Grammar School: Annette McDoel, teacher and Mary A. Parker, assistant

South School: Laura J. Hamblett, teacher

East Primary: Sarah G. Lord, teacher

West Primary: Hattie A. Mack, teacher

Amoskeag Grammar: L.H. Dutton, teacher

Amoskeag Primary: Fannie E. Porter, teacher

Academy of Mount St. Mary's of Manchester, corner Union and Laurel Streets


First Methodist Episcopal Society, Manchester Centre: James Dean, Pastor

St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Society, Chapel of brick, Elm Street: D.C. Babcock, pastor

Universalist Society, brick house on Lowell Street: S.L. Roripaugh, pastor

First Congregational Society, Hanover Street: Cyrus W. Wallace, pastor

First Baptist Society, brick house on Manchester Street: Norman C. Mallory, pastor

First Free-Will Baptist Society, Elm Street, corner Pleasant: J.A. Knowles, pastor

Pine-Street Free-Will Baptist Church: N. Brooks, pastor

Unitarian Society, Merrimack Street, corner of Chestnut: A.M. Haskell, pastor

Grace Church Episcopal, Lowell Street, corner Pine Street: William J. Harris, rector

Franklin Street Church, brick house on Franklin Street: William J. Tucker, pastor

Merrimack Street Baptist Church, Merrimack Street

Elm Street Universalist Church, Elm Street between Concord and Amherst: B.M. Tillotson, pastor

St. Ann's Catholic Church, Union Street, corner Merrimack Street: William McDonald and John O'Brien, priests

Free Church, house erected by City Missionary Society in 1850: T.P. Sawin, pastor

Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Piscataquog

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