Historic Preservation http://nhpr.org en The Challenges And Rewards Of Saving N.H.'s Old Grange Halls http://nhpr.org/post/challenges-and-rewards-saving-nhs-old-grange-halls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you hear the phrase "historic preservation," images of Victorian mansions, federalist homes, and gothic revival churches might come to mind. &nbsp;And those styles are all important parts of the state's architectural landscape. &nbsp;But in rural areas, a smaller, simpler type of building is just as important to preservation advocates: grange halls. &nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 37450 at http://nhpr.org The Challenges And Rewards Of Saving N.H.'s Old Grange Halls Depression-Era Pool At Center Of UNH, Durham Debate http://nhpr.org/post/depression-era-pool-center-unh-durham-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the heart of a heated debate between <a href="http://unh.edu" target="_blank">UNH</a> and Durham residents is a swimming pool.&nbsp; During the Great Depression, the pool was built over a popular pond as part of the New Deal.&nbsp; Now,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the university is pushing to upgrade its facilities and downsize the pool.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 31716 at http://nhpr.org 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves http://nhpr.org/post/234-years-later-committee-passes-bill-emancipate-14-slaves <p>Back in 1779, 20 slaves made the case for their freedom before the New Hampshire General Court.&nbsp; After noting it wasn’t the right time, the body postponed the decision “to a more convenient opportunity.”&nbsp;</p><p>Lawmakers never took that opportunity, and 14 of the petitioners died as slaves.&nbsp;</p><p>But on Wednesday, a Senate committee unanimously passed the bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:03:52 +0000 Amanda Loder 23212 at http://nhpr.org 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves Protection Of 215 Acres In Durham Among Projects Receiving LCHIP Grants http://nhpr.org/post/protection-215-acres-durham-among-projects-receiving-lchip-grants <p>The protection of 215 acres of land in Durham is among 18 conservation and preservation projects to receive funding through the Land &amp; Community Heritage Investment Program.</p><p>The program this week <a href="http://www.lchip.org/uploads/pdf/news/GR%2011%20Press%20Release.pdf" target="_blank">announced</a> it would be awarding $475,500 in grants, spread out in various amounts among the 18 projects.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:45:30 +0000 Michael Brindley 17907 at http://nhpr.org Protection Of 215 Acres In Durham Among Projects Receiving LCHIP Grants Six Properties added to New Hampshire's Registry of Historic Places http://nhpr.org/post/six-properties-added-new-hampshires-registry-historic-places <p>Six properties have been added to the NH state register of historic places, including the Freedom Roller Shed, the Langdon Town Hall and Meeting House, the Jackson Road Railroad Trestle in Mason, and three buildings in the Enfield Village Historic District.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:38:27 +0000 Taylor Quimby 10406 at http://nhpr.org Six Properties added to New Hampshire's Registry of Historic Places Preserving Manchester's History http://nhpr.org/post/preserving-manchesters-history <p>Since 1896, the Manchester Historic Association has been collecting and sharing documents, pictures and other items from the city&rsquo;s past. The association also encourages preservation. On April 17th, it will present its 20<sup>th</sup>annual Preservation Awards, honoring those who have worked to restore historic buildings and traditions in Manchester. Aurore Eaton is the Executive Director. She&nbsp;tells&nbsp;&nbsp;NHPR&#39;s Rick Ganley about the awards and the role of the Manchester Historic Association.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 2964 at http://nhpr.org Preserving Manchester's History New Hampshire Preservation Alliance http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-preservation-alliance <div class="transcript"><p>The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance helps to save the places that are central to New Hampshire&rsquo;s history and identity. The Alliance helped a group of townspeople in Acworth save that town&rsquo;s historic meetinghouse, which had been a center of community for almost two centuries. The building was named one of New Hampshire&rsquo;s &ldquo;Seven to Save&rdquo; by the Alliance, but was going to cost about $1 million to preserve.</p><p>Kathi Bradt was part of the committee that worked to preserve the meetinghouse.</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1218 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Where This Year’s State Historic And Conservation Grant Money Is Going http://nhpr.org/post/where-year%E2%80%99s-state-historic-and-conservation-grant-money-going <p>Twenty-three conservation and historic preservation projects will be sharing just north of $1 million in state grants courtesy of New Hampshire&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.lchip.org/" target="_blank" title="LCHIP">Land and Community Heritage Investment Program</a> (LCHIP).&nbsp; Fourteen historic structures and more than 2,800 acres of land ultimately qualified for funding.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:39:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 1003 at http://nhpr.org Where This Year’s State Historic And Conservation Grant Money Is Going