Preservation Achievement Awards

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To honor outstanding work in its field, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance will celebrate excellence in restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives at its celebration on May 12, 2015 at the Concord City Auditorium. We welcome this opportunity to recognize outstanding projects and people while inspiring others,” said the Preservation Alliance’s Executive Director Jennifer Goodman. 

Last year’s winners featured the work of Historic Harrisville and Patricia Meyers as well as the rescue and restoration of the Webster Stagecoach Stop & Store in Danville; the restoration of the Allenstown Meeting House; the rehabilitation of a Main Street building in Ashland for Squam River Studios; the revitalization of Dearborn Memorial Hall/Odd Fellows Hall in Manchester; the rehabilitation of the Hillsborough Mills for the Pine Valley Lofts in Milford; the stewardship of Stark Park, Manchester; and the outstanding design of new addition for the Milford Readiness Center.

In previous years, the Preservation Alliance has presented awards for PSNH’s and PC Connection’s renovations of historic buildings for corporate headquarters, the restoration of the Acworth Meetinghouse, Gorham Town Hall and the Gregg Free Library in Wilton, the rescue of Daniel Webster Farm in Franklin and the Wentworth-by-the-Sea hotel in New Castle, residential property revitalizations by NeighborWorks Greater Manchester, the re-use of the Plymouth Railroad Station, the proactive policies of the Lighthouse Kids, Gunstock Mountain Resort and Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society, and the Troy, Moultonborough and Goffstown heritage commissions.

Generous program sponsors to date include Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green,  Dakota Properties, Inc., Eames Partnership, EnviroVantageHutter Construction, Mascoma Savings BankMerrimack County Savings Bank, Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc., North Branch Construction, Sheer McCrystal Palson Architecture, Inc.

For register, send an email to Beverly Thomas at bt@nhpreservation.org or call 603-224-2281.

New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Preservation Awards, 1989-2014. (Can use search function in upper right to find a project or person, or call 603-224-2281 if you need assistance!)

 

2014

 

Danville Heritage Commission for the rescue and restoration of the Webster Stagecoach Stop & Store

 

Old Allenstown Meeting House Steering Committee, Town of Allenstown and The Allenstown Historical Society for the restoration of the Allenstown Meeting House

 

Shandra McLane for the revitalization of 32 Main Street, Ashland for Squam River Studios

 

City of Manchester, Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Planning and Community Development, Department of Public Works – Facilities Division for the revitalization of Dearborn Memorial Hall/Odd Fellows Hall

 

Dakota Partners, Inc. and Bank of America CDC for the rehabilitation of the Hillsborough Mills for the Pine Valley Lofts, Milford

 

Friends of Stark Park for stewardship of Stark Park, Manchester

 

New Hampshire Army National Guard State of New Hampshire, Adjutant General’s Department for outstanding design of new addition for the Milford Readiness Center

 

Patricia S. Meyers was recognized for her exemplary commitment and contributions to preservation efforts on the state and local level

 

Historic Harrisville, Inc.’s commitment to innovation, good business, and community-wide stewardship in an award for outstanding leadership in historic preservation. 

 

2013

 

Donna Dunn and The Dunbarton Historical Awareness Committee for the restoration of the Dunbarton Cobbler Shop

 

Milton Town House Stewardship Committee for the restoration of the Milton Town House

 

Portsmouth Historical Society for the Discover Portsmouth Center

 

Newmarket Mills, LLC for the revitalization of Newmarket Mills

 

Town of North Hampton for the rehabilitation of the North Hampton Town Hall

 

Cupola, Building and Energy Committees of the Town of Gilmanton for stewardship of Gilmanton Academy

 

Town of Sandwich for stewardship of the Sandwich Town Hall

 

Squam National Register of Historic Places Committee, Squam Lakes Conservation Society

 

for Squam Lakes Watershed National Register of Historic Places Initiative

 

Gundalow Company for the Piscataqua

 

Carolyn Russell, Ronald Jager and Tom Talpey in association with the Washington Historical Society for Meetinghouse: The Heart of Washington, New Hampshire documentary film

 

2012

 

Enfield Shaker Museum for the outstanding restoration, rehabilitation and stewardship of the Great Stone Dwelling

 

State of New Hampshire, Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Historic Sites for outstanding restoration of White Island Lighthouse Walkway

 

Moses Kent House Mural Project, Lyme for outstanding restoration and stewardship

 

City of Rochester and Rochester Main Street for outstanding restoration and stewardship of Parson Main Statue/Central Square

 

NeighborWorks Greater Manchester for outstanding planning, revitalization and advocacy, West Granite Homeownership Initiative

 

Gunstock Mountain Resort and Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society for outstanding planning, documentation and education

 

Wakefield Heritage Commission for outstanding planning, education and advocacy

 

Holderness Central School for outstanding public education, Artist in Residence Program celebrating the 250th anniversary of the incorporation of Holderness

 

Mural Class, Plymouth State University for outstanding educational initiative, Brown Paper Company's R & D Building Mural Project

 

2011

 

Center Meetinghouse Committee for the rehabilitation of the Center Meetinghouse, Newbury

 

Jackson Public Library for the adaptive use of the Trickey Barn

 

Tri-County Community Action Program for the rehabilitation of the Ashland School

 

1850 Associates for the revitalization of the Pandora Mill

 

Town of Gorham for the rehabilitation of the Gorham Town Hall

 

State of New Hampshire for the rehabilitation of the New Hampshire State Library

 

Historical Society of Amherst for documentation and education, for Walking Tours of Amherst Village

 

Curtains Without Borders for the documentation and education, the N.H. Historic Theater Scenery Survey Project

 

Moultonborough Heritage Commission, Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award for education and planning

 

2010

 

Town of Dublin for rehabilitation of the second floor of the Dublin Town Hall

 

United Congregational Church of Orford for restoration and rehabilitation of the United Congregational Church

 

Acworth Meetinghouse Restoration Project for outstanding restoration of the Acworth Meetinghouse

 

Monadnock Economic Development Corporation for outstanding rehabilitation and adaptive use of the Oscar Brown Block

 

Wainshal Partners LLC for outstanding rehabilitation and revitalization of the Monadnock Mill District

 

Clean Air-Cool Planet for advocacy and education for its guide, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Historic Preservation

 

Portsmouth Housing Development Ltd. for rehabilitation and adaptive use of the former Lafayette School

 

Town of Hancock for outstanding stewardship of the Town Common and other initiatives

 

Castle Preservation Society for outstanding restoration and on-going stewardship of Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough

 

Joyce McKay for her contribution to the protection, preservation and public understanding of historic resources in New Hampshire.

 

Jeananne Farrar of Keene, Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award for outstanding preservation planning and advocacy

 

2009

 

Town of Temple for the preservation and restoration of the Temple Town Hall and its sympathetic addition

 

City of Nashua for the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of the Mine Falls Gatehouse

 

Town of Lebanon for the preservation and stewardship of the Soldiers Memorial Building

 

The Colonial Dames of America-N.H. for the restoration of the Moffat-Ladd Coach House

 

Barbara Fildes and Keith Quinton for the revitalization of the Tunis District School House, Hanover

 

Town of Haverhill for the rehabilitation of the Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge

 

Town of Henniker for the rehabilitation of the Ramsdell Road Historic Truss Bridge

 

University of New Hampshire for the renovation of the Boston and Maine Railroad Depot for the UNH-Durham Transit Station

 

Town of Lisbon for the preservation and revitalization of the Lisbon Historic Railroad Station

 

Gilmanton Year Round Library Association for the revitalization of a 1770 barn

 

Hampton Historical Society for preserving the Leavitt House Barn

 

The Fells for the restoration and stewardship of its historic landscape

 

Strawbery Banke Museum for the restoration of the Aldrich Garden

 

2008

 

American Independence Museum for outstanding rehabilitation and restoration of the Folsom Tavern

 

Astoria Properties LLC for outstanding preservation and adaptive use of the Louis deRochemont House, Newington

 

AHEAD Inc. for the adaptive use of the Littleton Hospital into affordable housing

 

The Music Hall for outstanding restoration of the auditorium and proscenium arch

 

New Castle Historical Society for outstanding revival, adaptive use, rehabilitation and restoration of the Old Library Museum

 

New Market Historical Society for the outstanding restoration and stewardship of the Cheswell Graveyard

 

Trustees of the Gregg Free Library for the restoration, rehabilitation and improved accessibility for the Gregg Free Library, Wilton

 

Strawbery Banke, Inc. for outstanding design of the new Carter Collections Center

 

James Kilian for outstanding education and stewardship of Odd Fellows Hall, Epsom

 

The Lighthouse Kids for outstanding education, advocacy and restoration of the White Island Lighthouse Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award

 

Town of Meredith for outstanding public policy, education and planning

 

Robert Stephenson for outstanding leadership in education, planning and advocacy

 

Lynne Emerson Monroe for outstanding leadership in education, policy, planning and technical services

 

2007 

 

Town of Canaan Old Meeting House Restoration Committee for outstanding preservation and stewardship

 

University of New Hampshire for outstanding restoration of Thompson Hall

 

Friends of Epsom's Historic Meetinghouse for outstanding preservation advocacy

 

Webster Farm Preservation Association for outstanding preservation advocacy

 

Goffstown Historic District Commission Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award

 

Hollis Heritage Commission for outstanding adaptive reuse of the Lawrence Barn

 

Carpenter Memorial Library, Manchester, for outstanding renovation and stewardship

 

Manchester Historic Association for outstanding renovation and stewardship of the Research Center

 

Florence Brown, Merrimack, for dedicated preservation advocacy and education

 

Penacook Historical Society for outstanding education with A House, a Barn, a Community

 

North Church of Portsmouth for outstanding restoration and stewardship

 

Richard Candee for outstanding leadership and achievement in preservation education, advocacy and planning

 

2006

 

Association for Rollinsford Culture and History for Wentworth House, Rollinsford

 

Winchester Historical Society for Sheridan House, Ashuelot

 

Contoocook Riverway Association for Contoocook Railroad Depot, Hopkinton

 

Washington Historical Society for Barn restoration and education programming, Washington

 

Kimball-Jenkins Estate Garden Restoration Committee, Concord

 

Chocorua Lake Conservation Foundation and Chocorua Lake Association, Tamworth

 

New Hampshire Main Street Center, Concord

 

Senator Judd Gregg, Catherine Gregg, and Kathleen MacLellan Gregg

 

John Porter, Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award

 

2005

 

Joslin Kimball Frank for outstanding restoration of the Colony House

 

City of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Housing Authority for outstanding rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of Cottage Hospital

 

Economic Corporation of Newport for outstanding preservation and rehabilitation of the Eagle Block

 

First United Methodist Church, Littleton for outstanding restoration and stewardship of stained glass windows

 

City of Manchester, Department of Aviation for rehabilitation and reuse of the Old Terminal Building, now the NH Aviation Museum

 

Canterbury Shaker Village for compatible new construction of the Shaker Table Restaurant

 

Charles W. Canney Camp No. 5 for outstanding planning, education and stewardship

 

Edward M. Clark for outstanding preservation stewardship of New Hampshire’s cultural and industrial heritage

 

Hooksett Heritage Commission, Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award For outstanding advocacy and public policy

 

2004

 

Special Recognition for Preservation Work by Individuals

 

Bennet Phillips, Design Resources

 

For the rehabilitation of the Franklin Antiques Market

 

Robert and Jill Wilson and Benjamin H. Wilson

 

For the restoration and rehabilitation of The Stanley Tavern

 

2004

 

City of Portsmouth

 

For outstanding restoration of Soldiers and Sailors Monument

 

Don A. Carignan and Brian P. Lortie

 

For outstanding revitalization and rehabilitation of the Emily Cross House Haverhill Heritage, Inc.

 

For outstanding revitalization and rehabilitation of Alumni Hall Cultural and Visitor Center

 

New England Credit Union Heritage Foundation - for outstanding rehabilitation and adaptive use of America’s Credit Union Museum

 

University of New Hampshire

 

For outstanding rehabilitation of Murkland Hall

 

The Town of Franconia and the Trustees of Abbie Greenleaf Library for outstanding stewardship of the Abbie Greenleaf Library       

 

The Town of Hudson and Benson’s Committee

 

Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award for outstanding stewardship and planning of Benson’s Animal Farm

 

Great Brook Middle School Fifth Graders (2002-3) and their teachers Barbara Black, Pam Donoghue and Anne Kenney           

 

For an outstanding educational initiative, Hancock Then and Now 

 

Harry S. Kinter for outstanding leadership in public policy

 

2003

 

Town of Boscawen for outstanding historic rehabilitation and adaptive use of Penacook Academy

 

Manchester Neighborhood Housing Services for outstanding rehabilitation of the Carpenter & Bean and Smith & Dow Blocks

 

Town of Unity for outstanding historic rehabilitation and adaptive use of Chase's Tavern

 

Town of Andover for outstanding restoration and stewardship of the Cilleyville Bog Bridge in Andover

 

Town of Hollis for outstanding educational and planning project Windows on Hollis Past website

 

Robie's Country Store Historic Preservation Corporation for outstanding advocacy, planning and stewardship

 

Grace Episcopal Church for outstanding restoration and stewardship

 

City of Nashua for renovation and stewardship of historic Holman Stadium

 

Ocean Properties for outstanding renovation, revitalization and compatible new construction of Wentworth by the Sea

 

Rolfe Barn Preservation Effort by The Penacook Historical Society: For its outstanding effort and advocacy in saving the Rolfe Barn

 

Concord Heritage Commission: For its outstanding effort and advocacy in saving the Rolfe Barn

 

Concord Monitor: For its comprehensive coverage and editorial support of the Rolfe Barn

 

Concord City Council and Mayor Michael Donovan: For their critical role in saving the Rolfe Barn

 

Troy Heritage Commission - Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award for Outstanding Education, Advocacy and Planning

 

Anne Pilkovsky for outstanding leadership and service in archeology and cultural preservation

 

Jeffrey Taylor for outstanding leadership and service in historic preservation and community revitalization

 

2002

 

Ashland Historical Society for the restoration of the Ashland Railroad Station

 

Friends of Blow-Me-Down Grange, Plainfield for the revitalization of the Blow-Me-Down Grange

 

Keene High School American Studies Program for excellence in education

 

Manchester Historic Association for significant contributions to the field of historic preservation through education and advocacy efforts

 

Mountain View Grand for outstanding revitalization

 

Public Service of New Hampshire for the adaptive use of the historic Manchester Steam Plant

 

Sandwich Center Store Corporation for the revitalization of the Sandwich General Store and Endeavor Cafe

 

Save the Mill Buildings Now! Keene for effective advocacy

 

Town of Hillsborough for the rehabilitation of the 1864 stone arch bridge, Lower Village, Hillsborough

 

Town of Lyme for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Lyme Center Academy Building

 

Weirs Action Committee for the restoration of the Weirs Beach sign

 

Christine Fonda for 25 years of excellence and dedicated service to New Hampshire’s preservation movement

 

Dorothy Mansfield Vaughan for her pioneering role in New Hampshire’s historic preservation movement and life-long commitment to Portsmouth

 

2001

 

Concord Historic Associates for the rehabilitation of the two historic brick buildings of the former Page Belting complex

 

Derry Historical Society and the Town of Derry for the rehabilitation and stewardship of the Adams Memorial Building

 

Concord Fire Department for the rehabilitation and revitalization of the Old City Water Works

 

The Meet Me in Suncook Committee for the restoration of the Pembroke Town Clock

 

The Wakefield Heritage Commission for the preservation and restoration of the 1871 J.W. Garvin Building

 

Great Brook School Fifth Graders, Antrim - Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award for developing a printed and audio walking tour of Antrim’s South Village

 

City of Manchester for its’ leadership and investment in cultural resource revitalization efforts

 

Carl Schmidt, Orford for service and leadership in public policy, planning and education

 

James L. Garvin, Concord for excellence in historical scholarship for the book A Building History of Northern New England

 

2000

 

People’s Bank of Littleton and Jan Carver of Meadow View Farm for the adaptive Use of the Meadow View Farm

 

The Wheeler House, Merrimack for the revitalization of the Wheeler House

 

Eagle of Oddfellows Hall #42 for the restoration and recreation of the Eagle of Oddfellows Hall #42

 

The Belmont Mill, Belmont for the ehabilitation and adaptive use of the Belmont Mill

 

Bruce Kimball for preservation education and planning through the New Hampshire State Highway Historical Marker Program

 

Martha Fuller Clark, Portsmouth for her eadership in public policy

 

Student Historic Preservation Team of Fairgrounds Junior High, Nashua for preservation education, advocacy and planning

 

1999

 

Town of Pelham, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Annemarie B. Hargreaves of the Pelham Historical Society and James L. Garvin of the state Division of Historical Resources for the rehabilitation and restoration of the Abbot Bridge in Pelham

 

The State of New Hampshire and Rep. Leon Calawa for the rehabilitation and adaptive use of the Brown Building in Concord

 

Robert Jones for the rescue and renovation of the Coe House in Center Harbor

 

Fremeau Commercial Block, Manchester for the rehabilitation and stewardship of one of Manchester’s older commercial blocks

 

Searles School and Chapel, Windham for the on-going restoration and stewardship

 

Weeks Memorial Library, Lancaster for stewardship

 

1998

 

Russell and Geri Dickerman, Monson for the preservation of Monson Village, one of the most significant intact 18th century archeological sites in New Hampshire

 

Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield for the preservation of Enfield Shaker Village’s historic core

 

Southwestern Community Services and the NH Housing and Finance Authority, Walpole for the rehabilitation of 1880 stick style Drewsville Mansion into affordable housing

 

Renaissance Mills, Littleton for the restoration of this 18th century landmark gristmill

 

1997

 

Linda Ray Wilson, Danbury in recognition of a lifetime of vision, leadership and outstanding achievement in historic preservation

 

Wallace Rhodes and Friends of the Mill, Belmont for halting demolition and exploring salvageability and adaptability of the Belmont Mill

 

Friends of the Wentworth, Newcastle for advocating the purchase and revitalization of Wentworth-by-the-Sea

 

Timber Framers Guild of North America, White Mountain National Forest and the Town of Gorham for the restoration of the Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion

 

Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord for the preservation and restoration of the Capitol Theater

 

Someplace(s) Different, Concord for the historic rehabilitation of the Centennial Inn

 

The Town of Whitefield for its innovation, preservation and adaptation of Whitefield station and Frank’s store for the Whitefield Clinic

 

1994

 

Appalachian Mountain Club for its stewardship and heritage tourism activities

 

Jaffrey Women’s Club, Jaffrey for the restoration of the Universalistic Church steeple (Culter Memorial Building)

 

Keene Industrial Development Corporation and Keene Housing Authority, Keene for the rehabilitation of the blighted Sears building

 

Lempster Historical Society, Lempster for the preservation of rare 18tth century meeting house

 

Manning family, Sullivan family, Manchester Historical Association and Red Cross, Greater Manchester Chapter, Manchester for NH’s first comprehensive easement placed on Frank Pierce Carpenter House

 

NH Department of Transportation for its’ Covered bridges guide

 

Plymouth Regional Senior Housing and Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Plymouth for the rehabilitation of B&M Railroad into a regional senior center

 

Twin Rivers Community Corporation and NH Housing Finance Authority, Franklin for the rehabilitation of the Cottage Hotel for affordable housing

 

Martha Fuller Clark for her decade of extraordinary service to Inherit New Hampshire and NH preservation efforts

 

William L. Taylor for his twenty-five years of service teaching history

 

Townspeople of Newport, Covered Bridge Advisory Commission, Newport Historical Society for the reconstruction of the Corbin Covered Bridge, destroyed by arson in 1993

 

1993

 

Appalachian Mountain Club for the preservation of the AMC huts and hotel

 

Channel 11 and Fritz Wetherbee for creating NH Crossroads

 

Town of Acworth for the restoration of the Acworth Congregational Church

 

Town of Milford for outstanding community efforts to save and restore Milford Town Hall

 

1991

 

The New Hampshire Landscape Association, The Old Homestead Garden Club of Keene & Swanzey and the parks and Recreation Department of Keene for the Aschuelot River Park Arboretum improvement and protection

 

James W. Donchess, Mayor, City of Nashuafor the preservation and reuse of Nashua Manufacturing Mill

 

Stephen A. Barba, Dixville Notch for the enovation and preservation of the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel

 

Sarah Burt Harris for her commitment to the preservation of New Hampshire’s special character

 

The Students and Townspeople of Weare for Abijah to Zephiniah, a book of Weare Traditions

 

1990

 

PC Connection, Marlow for preserving community character through restoration of important village landmarks

 

Robert S. Bristol, Sutton for his exemplary community service and his life-long efforts to preserve

 

Kona Foundation Committee, Center Harbor for the preservation and enhancement of Center Harbor’s Kona Foundation

 

1989

 

Lyme Horse Sheds Committee, Lyme for the preservation of Horse Sheds

 

Randy Miller, East Alstead for creating a distinguished collection of wood engravings

 

David Putnam, Keene for his long-standing commitment to preservation in NH