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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.