18 North Amherst Road

Address: 18 North Amherst Road
​Current Use: Industrial

Historical Use: Public property, school
Construction Date: 1900

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Features:

  • Clapboard siding

  • Gable-shingled roof

  • Porch

  • Deck

History:

Stevens-Buswell School

The Stevens-Buswell School was built as a consolidated grade school teaching grades one through eight.  It was the town's first two-room school house, and two more rooms were added in 1938. It was also one of the first school in the state to serve lunch.

Police Station and Town Offices

In 1967, the building was donated by the school district to the town.  It was converted into a police station and as the Bedford Municipal Court.  It was also used as the town offices until 1987.

The Marconi Museum

The building was used as the Marconi Museum between 1998 and 2007.  The museum chronicled the life and legacy of Guglielmo Marconi, the father of the wireless radio.

Stevens-Bussell Center

 It was later named the Stevens-Buswell center after two veterans that died serving the U.S. during World War I.  The center is now the official meeting place for veterans in town and is seen as a permanent memorial for all veterans.