Historic New England's Langdon House awarded LCHIP grant
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – December 2014 – Historic New England’s Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth has been protected with assistance from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).
Langdon House received a grant of $39,000 to resolve a defective water dispersion system that is causing premature damage to the exterior envelope at the house. The grant was one of thirty-six historic, cultural, and land conservation projects awarded this year from LCHIP.
The proposed project work at Langdon House will happen next summer. It will focus on the main house gutters and downspouts and the repair of wood elements, including cornices and clapboards. Historic New England’s goal is to ensure public safety and arrest all water-dispersion issues before moisture penetrates and causes irreparable damage to the interior framing.
The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program is an independent state authority that provides matching grants to New Hampshire communities and nonprofits to protect and preserve the state's most important natural, cultural, and historic resources. Its legislatively mandated mission is to ensure the perpetual contribution of such resources to the economy, environment, and quality of life in New Hampshire. Funding for the LCHIP grants is supported by fees on four documents recorded at the Registry of Deeds in every county of the state.
About Historic New England
Governor John Langdon House is one of thirty-six historic sites owned and operated by Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. Historic New England shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, public programs, museum properties, archives, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England. For more information visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.