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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 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

Two 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 two 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:

The Long Island House Inn, Moultonborough. Though it began as a successful farm in 1821, this property is significant as a major summer boarding house in the Lakes Region. By 1900, it was accommodating up to 50 guests at a time; visitors dined on produce from the surrounding farmland. The Inn is operated by the same family that has owned it since its days as a farm.

The Brown Library, Seabrook. This impressive shingle-style building was built as a private library on Route 1 in 1892. To preserve it, the town moved it in 1994, and in its new location it retains its presence as a place to learn and study. Its excellent condition attests to its importance to the town.

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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