1963 Farmhouse

This aerial photo was the cover of the 1963 Lakes Region Where-To Guide. At the bottom center of the photo is the farmhouse that belonged to  Elsie Floyd Davis. Her family, the Floyds, had owned the property for four generations. The farm raised pigs and cows, selling the cream to a Boston dairy, and feeding the milk to the hogs. The 14-room home with an attached barn had once served as a stagecoach stop. It later became the Shady Lawn B&B and a rooming house. The house was full of antiques, but unoccupied when it burned down on September 2, 1999. Elsie Floyd Davis passed away only two months later, on October 31, 1999, in Sarasota, FL. She was 101 years old at the time of her death. As of 2022, the land is still vacant and used as a parking lot during Laconia Motorcycle Week.

Here is a postcard showing the original farmhouse.