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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2013

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

Public meeting to explain National Register process for Portsmouth Downtown

A public meeting to present information about the National Register of Historic Places Program, its nomination process and how it relates to a new project in downtown Portsmouth will take place on Nov. 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Levenson Community Meeting Room at Portsmouth Public Library.

Over the next several years, as mitigation under a Memorandum of Agreement for the Memorial Bridge project, a comprehensive survey and evaluation of the City’s core will be completed using National Register guidelines and a formal nomination to the National Register will be prepared. This type of designation differs from a local historic district and offers different types of benefits for property owners.

The Nov. 4 meeting will provide information to the public about the nomination process. The N.H. Division of Historical Resources, the N.H. Department of Transportation and the City of Portsmouth will be present at the meeting and available to answer questions in an open forum.

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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