Built - 1921
Newmarket is a small but vibrant town of about 7,000 residents who are very proud of their town with its character as a scenic mill town along the banks of the Lamprey River and Breat Bay and on New Hampshire's beautiful seacoast. Newmarket's historical past as a New England river town saw it change its mills from early sawmills to a thriving textile industry and now new venture high tech companies along with dozens of other smaller businesses.
The Lamprey River winds through the town and serves as a significant recreational asset to the region with its opportunities for boating, fishing and access to the Great Bay Tidal Basin area.
Newmarket's Memorial Bandstand was built in 1921 and is an impressive red-brick structure with 9 brick columns supporting its flat roof. The bandstand is located on the east side of Main Street in front of the brick mill of Newmarket's Manufacturing Company. The town built this first bandstand as a memorial to veteransof World War 1 through donations as well as town funds.
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Newmarket Public Library