Portsmouth Advocates honors Jackson House project

Nov 14, 2018

Jackson House receives a Portsmouth Advocates Award for Restoring the Integrity of a Resource

The award acknowledges the preservation and stewardship of Historic New England’s Jackson House (1664), the oldest surviving wood-frame house in New Hampshire and a National Historic Landmark. The extensive project included structural repairs, a new roof, repairs to the cladding, moisture mitigation and drainage, and archaeological investigations of the property.

Jackson House

Project details

The archaeology was followed by drainage work that was specifically designed to not impact the cultural landscape. The structural repairs respected the historic fabric of the building over replacing old framing elements and the moisture mitigation efforts included a new roof and repairs to the cladding.

The Portsmouth Advocates bestow awards of excellence to owners, designers, and contractors whose exceptional work enhances the city’s unique historic character. The winners demonstrate a commitment to historic preservation and make Portsmouth a better place to live and work. The awards will be presented on Thursday, November 15, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Discover Portsmouth at 10 Middle Street in Portsmouth.

Historic New England in good company

Project-specific awards also went to:

About Portsmouth Advocates
Formed in 1980, Portsmouth Advocates was established to “promote the maintenance of the historical and architectural integrity of the structures and cityscape of the City of Portsmouth.” In 2012 Portsmouth Advocates became part of Discover Portsmouth.