Scamman Farm Named to National Register of Historic Places

Apr 16, 2019

The Scamman Farm barn was chronicled by the N.H. Preservation Alliance, in its series highlighting 52 barns in 52 weeks.
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The Scamman Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

The main building of the Janvrin-Healey-Scamman Farm was built circa 1836. The Greek Revival house has a wide gable front and nine fireplaces. Two porches were added in the second half of the 19th century.

The oldest building on the property, the free-standing English barn, dates to the 18th century. It represents the property's Colonial period of subsistence farming and is a rare surviving example of that structure type.

In 1971, W. Douglas Scamman, Sr. and W. Douglas Scamman, Jr., descendants of the original "Scammon" family who settled nearby in the 1660s, bought the property and combined it with adjacent land the family had owned for three centuries.

The Scamman Farm barn, a circa 1750 barn, was one of the oldest structures chronicled in the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance's series, "52 Barns in 52 Weeks."