Here’s is the old Laconia Car Company factory turned into office and restaurant space. It was founded by Charles Ranlet in 1848 and became the largest manufacturer in the area. They manufactured freight and passenger cars for trains, and later electric streetcars and trolleys. There are still a few examples being used or in existance today. Check this website for a more detailed history and some photos of the cars.
This is what it looked like in its heyday. From The Illustrated Laconian: History and Industries of Laconia, N.H and Google Book Search, published in 1899. Some of these buildings are still standing and have been repurposed. Another image can be seen at this website from 1892, a more expanded view.
On Another Note . . .
I am happy to report that I’ve been keeping up my commitment of writing 15 minutes each day (WFMAD) and my WIP is 1100 words the better for it. But hey . . . it’s only been 3 days.