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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2010

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 has added three properties to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

The State Register has helped honor 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:

Kona Farm (currently the Kona Mansion Inn), Moultonborough., Built in 1900-1902 by architect Harry J. Carlson for Boston businessman Herbert Dumaresq, the Kona Farm is an early example of the “New Hampshire Farms for Summer Homes” program, which promoted the sale of abandoned farmland for summer estates. The property includes an architecturally significant Tudor Revival-style main house.

Chichester Grange Hall, Chichester. The Greek Revival-style Chichester Grange Hall was constructed in 1889 by a volunteer corporation of members of the Grange, which was founded in 1888. For 120 years the building has served the town as a gathering place and community center.

Stark Park, Manchester. Opened in 1893 and centered on the gravesite of Revolutionary War hero General John Stark, Stark Park was one of the first citywide public parks in Manchester. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

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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