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Seven to Save Announcement Event: N.H. Preservation Alliance Program Spotlights Endangered Historic Landmarks

Join the N.H. Preservation Alliance on Tuesday, October 16th at 5:00 PM in Washington, NH. for the announcement of the newest Seven to Save list and to celebrate the rehabilitation of Washington’s iconic 1787 Meetinghouse (which was listed to Seven to Save when future was uncertain in 2014).
“This iconic New England village is a fitting place to hold an event that showcases irreplaceable landmarks, power of people who love and utilize special places, and the social and economic benefits of historic preservation activity,” according to Andrew Cushing, Field Service Representative at the Preservation Alliance. “These positive themes need to be front and center as we address the enormous challenges ahead.”  Washington_meetinghouse
Local sites available for touring from 3:30-5 p.m. include the 1881 Shedd Free Library, Gibson Pewter, Washington Meetinghouse, and the award-winning Historical Society barn.  Cushing noted that this year’s new list of endangered sites seems the most diverse of any in the program’s 12-year history.
Seven to Save listing has helped to attract new investment and re-use options for over 50% of the community landmarks that have received the designation since the program began in 2006.  Criteria for Seven to Save include the property’s historical or architectural significance, severity of the current threat, and the extent to which the Seven to Save listing would help in preserving the property.  Typically, nominated properties are owned by non-profits, municipalities or commercial entities, and have local advocates willing to work toward a creative “save” rather than allowing continued deterioration and possible demolition.
Seven to Save attracts attention to threats and helps forge possible solutions for endangered properties.  Examples of successes include the Wolfeboro Town Hall, Charlestown Town Hall, Kensington Town Hall, Pickering House in Wolfeboro, Watson Academy in Epping, the Pandora Mill in Manchester, and the Langdon Meetinghouse.  Seven to Save sites that still need more creative planning, new investment, and advocacy include the Balsams in Dixville Notch, Concord’s iconic Gas Holder House, the Chandler House in Manchester, Sanborn Seminary in Kingston, and the former Brown Paper Company’s R & D building in Berlin.
Register for this free event and touring of Washington sites by contacting (603) 224-2281 or projects@nhpreservation.org. Directions and additional information on touring will be sent with confirmation.  Visit www.nhpreservation.org to make a donation to help the Preservation Alliance save endangered places.
Seven to Save’s sponsors for 2018 include Chinburg Builders, Christopher P. Williams Architects, Levasseur Electrical Contractors, Inc., Milestone Engineering & Construction, Nathan Wechsler & Co., The MacMillin Company, and North Branch Construction. Also Ciborowski Associates , CMK Architects, Cobb Hill Construction, Dennis Mires, P.A. The Architects, Historic Sashworks, Misiaszek Turpin, Norton Asset Management, Steppingstone Masonry, Udelsman Associates  and Windows & Doors by Brownell.


Seven to Save Announcement Event and Tours
Tuesday, October 16, 5-7 p.m. Announcement event; 3:30-5 p.m. Optional Tours
Washington, NH
Sponsored by the N.H. Preservation Alliance
No charge
Register by calling (603) 224-2281 or emailing projects@nhpreservation.org. Visit www.nhpreservation.org for more information or to help the Preservation Alliance save endangered places.