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Jackson House wins LCHIP grant

December 18, 2015

LCHIP Jackson
Gov. Hassan and LCHIP Board Chair Doug Cole with Historic New England’s Regional Manager Linda Marshall. Photo by Perry Smith.


Historic New England recently secured a $90,000 grant from New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to support the preservation of the c. 1664 Jackson House. The grant was one of thirty-two historic, cultural, and land conservation project awards announced during a December 15 event that included remarks by Governor Maggie Hassan and Senator Jeanie Forrester.

The preservation project at Jackson House, the oldest timber-framed building in New Hampshire, will take place during the summer of 2016. The project includes an archaeological survey, drainage remediation to prevent deterioration of timber frame sills, structural repairs to remedy the connection between the lean-to and the main house, and roof replacement over the main section of the house.

“Thanks to the support of governor and council, and both legislative branches, LCHIP is able to award significant monies to a number of projects this year,” stated Doug Cole of D.S. Cole Growers in Loudon, New Hampshire, chair of the LCHIP Board of Directors. “Thirteen natural resource projects will conserve lands that will help insure access to local food, clean water, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities—as well as preserving the scenic and rural character of our great state. Nineteen historic buildings will be saved or revitalized because our New Hampshire state leaders have ensured LCHIP funding remains available for its intended purpose.”

Jackson House is just one of dozens of Historic New England properties that require significant investment in preservation. Support this effort by making a year-end gift to the Preservation Maintenance Fund.

Thank goodness!

Posted by L E Groux on January 8, 2016

Thanks goodness for LCHIP!
  I LOVE the Jackson House. As a neighbor, I worry constantly about it's deteriorating condition. Other residents of Northwest Street recently took matters into their own hands and spent dozens of hours performing backbreaking clean-up and fence repair. As Portsmouth tests it's waivering commitments to preserving the most historic aspects of it's history, I gain comfort that SPNEA is offering protection to this historic hidden gem.
  I wish for a 'someday' when Eversource Power Company removes the hideous sub station next door and gifts the property to you.
Keep up the good work!

Jackson House

Posted by Barclay Jackson on January 8, 2016
Yes, this is GREAT news! Congratulations to all who worked to make it happen. I will join you in mental efforts to re-site the power station!

LCHIP grant for Jackson House

Posted by Linda Marshall on January 11, 2016
Thank you! We're thrilled about receiving the LCHIP grant for work at Jackson House. And a huge THANK YOU to our wonderful neighbors who spent many hours cutting and dragging brush in the orchard!

Linda Marshall
Regional Site Manager
Northern New England

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Jackson House wins LCHIP grant