A Walk through Keene's History
Right next door to the Horatio Colony House Museum, is another large historic house. Stop here for a moment.
Look to your right. Can you see a large stone sitting in the yard? This stone monument shows where the first log cabin in Keene was built.
Once you've had a good look at the house, turn right into Winchester Street and keep going.
Nathan Blake built this house in 1736. Nathan Blake is an interesting character in Keene history. He was one of the first settlers to live in Keene. He was captured by Native Americans in 1746 and taken to Canada. He was later able to return to Keene, and lived to be 99 years old. Abel Blake, his son, built this brick home on the cabin site in 1833. The Blake family kept this home for about 100 years until they sold it to the college in 1926.
Keep going along Winchester Street.