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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2009

Mary Kate Ryan, NH Division of Historical Resources
(603) 271-6435
MaryKate.Ryan@dcr.nh.gov

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov

Three properties added to New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is pleased to announce that the State Historic Resources Council added three individual properties to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

The State Register has helped recognize the significance of many historic properties across New Hampshire. Publicly owned State Register-listed properties may be eligible for Conservation License Plate (“Moose Plate”) funds or other grants for repair and restoration.

The most recent additions to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places are:

Blair Covered Bridge, Campton. This Long truss bridge was built in 1870 and is the only surviving New Hampshire example of Lt. Col. Stephen Harriman Long’s patent design of 1830, one of the first engineered truss designs.

Old Town Hall, Salem. This center of community life in Salem for over 200 years is also a well-preserved example of a colonial building renovated in the Colonial Revivial and Medieval “arts and crafts” styles by Edward Searles and prominent architect Henry Vaughn.

Hooksett Town House/Town Hall, Hooksett. The well-charted history of this somewhat altered town house is a physical record of the town meeting democracy. Every aspect and change of this structure went to a vote of the townspeople, making it a truly New Hampshire resource.

Anyone wishing to nominate a property to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places must research the history of the nominated property and document it fully on individual inventory forms from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Having a property listed in the Register does not impose restrictions on private property owners. For more information, visit www.nh.gov/nhdhr.

New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit us online at www.nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling (603) 271-3483.

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