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This black and white photograph features George Robert Barrett, William Boynton and Charles Stevens on the Barrett croquet court, formerly in the meadow across from the Barrett House, in 1883. The three men are standing in the middle of the court, playing a game of croquet while someone watches in the distance. Other houses and buildings are seen in the background.
9 X 7 in., black and white photograph
New Ipswich Historical Society
General photographic collection
New Ipswich (Hillsborough county, New Hampshire)
Barrett, George Robert, 1844-1916
Barrett House, also known as Forest Hall, was built c. 1800 by Charles Barrett Sr. for his son Charles Jr. and daughter-in-law Martha Minot on the occasion of their marriage. According to tradition, its grand scale was encouraged by Marthas father, who promised to furnish the house in as lavish a manner as Barrett Sr. could build it.
Barrett House features family furnishings, French scenic wallpaper, pristine early twentieth-century bathrooms, and a third-floor ballroom with period musical instruments. The mansion sits on more than seventy acres that include perennial and annual gardens and a Gothic Revival summer house that crowns the hillside overlooking the expansive grounds.
Source: Historic New England