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Preservation Easement Program

Historic New England works with concerned historic property owners to ensure that their historic houses and landscapes are protected from insensitive alterations or neglect. The 100 properties currently protected through preservation easements with Historic New England reflect a range of architectural styles and time periods in rural, suburban, and urban locations.

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Bell HouseCelebrating our 100th easement

Historic New England is delighted to announce that Bell House in Little Boar’s Head, New Hampshire, is the one hundredth property protected through our Preservation Easement Program. Bell House is a seaside, Shingle Style home designed in 1898 by Boston architects Wales and Holt. The easement protects exterior and interior features of the house and carriage house, including woodwork, plaster work, door and window hardware, light fixtures, and built-in furniture. It also protects landscape features including stone walls, the driveway, and the design and location of Colonial Revival garden beds. It safeguards the two-acre site from insensitive development.

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Historic New England does not currently protect any properties through preservation easements in Vermont. We are interested in working with Vermont homeowners concerned about the preservation of their property.

Contact Information

For additional details and information about the Preservation Easement Program, contact us at 617-994-6642 or via email.

Preservation Easement Program