|The Derry Upper Village Hall|
Was on the 2006 "Seven to Save" list
and is currently being considered for major renovations
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance announced its “2012 Seven to Save” list, and for three years I’ve reported on this event. For the past six years this list and the NH Preservation Alliance has raised support and awareness for endangered historic places in the Granite State. In Many cases this awareness has saved these buildings and structures from loss, demolition or ill-planned renovations.
Of the over 40 structures on the list, half have been saved. Many are local buildings, such as the First Parish Church of Derry, which was on the 2009 list, or the Derry Upper Village Hall, which was on the very first list in 2006. Both are still in need of much expensive structural renovation and restoration. The publicity this event raises every year helps in the necessary fund raising for buildings like these.
The Pandora Mill in Manchester hosted the 2012 announcement ceremony on Tuesday October 16. The Pandora Mill had been named to the 2006 list, and was recently restored into an award winning facility with LEED certification and new energy efficiency. Other recent renovations from the Seven to Save list included the Ashland School, and with current progress coming for other sites such as the 70 meter ski jump at Gunstock Ski Resort, the Langdon Meetinghouse and the Upper Village Hall in Derry.
Named to the 2012 List:
Exeter’s Ioka Theater
Kensington’s Town Hall
Littleton’s Community House
The Moultonborough Grange
New Durham’s 1772 Meetinghouse
Wakefield’s Drew Mill and Dam in Union Village
Walpole’s Vilas Bridge
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance announcement http://www.nhpreservation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=159:community-landmarks-dominate-seven-to-save-list&catid=8:news-article&Itemid=119
My blog post on the 2011 Seven to Save http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/10/2011-seven-to-save-in-new-hampshire.html
My blog post on the 2010 Seven to Save http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/10/seven-to-save.html
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo