FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2013
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
Sappington, Stephenson appointed to State Historical Resources Council
Tim Sappington of Randolph and Robert Stephenson of Jaffrey have been appointed to New Hampshire’s State Historical Resources Council.
As an architect in New Hampshire’s North Country, Sappington has extensive experience with rehabilitating existing historic structures, including work at the Mt. Washington Hotel. He was instrumental in nominating the former St. Kieran Parish Church building in Berlin to the N.H. State Register of Historic Places, and his time as a mentor inspired five residents of Berlin to become professional architects.
Stephenson has also been active in historic preservation for decades. As a member of Jaffrey’s Historic District Commission, he served as chair, authored numerous publications related to preservation and local history, created and maintained www.jaffreyhistory.org, and served as caretaker of the historic Jaffrey Meetinghouse. He has been a member of several local and statewide preservation and conservation organizations across New Hampshire.
The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Division of Historical Resources to review, recommend and approve specific program activities, including reviewing nominations to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
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.