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State Register National Register and Inventory

The following abbreviated list of projects does not include all properties that I have listed to the NH State Register or National Register of Historic Places nor all properties I have completed survey and inventory forms for. Private residences have been omitted out of respect for homeowner privacy.  I am happy to share examples of varying types of inventories upon request.

Lake View/Pleasant Cemetery, NH State Register Nomination

Center Harbor, NH

The Lake View/Pleasant Cemetery was constructed near the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in what is now the primary village of Center Harbor in the early nineteenth century.  The Cemetery was constructed in a time of rapid growth for the Town, as the village center shifted from Sunset Hill (along what is now 25B/Dane Road) to Center Harbor Village and the economy shifted from subsistence farming to tourism associated with connecting coaching lines to the White Mountains to the north. The design of the cemetery reflects the rural cemetery aesthetic of funerary design of the period, with a convenient site near the village center and elevated view site overlooking Winnipesaukee.  The layout of plots, decorative fence, and diverse styles of grave markers and methods and materials of construction represent the spectrum of the community’s history and culture and represent an important aspect of Center Harbor’s early settlement and evolving sense of community.

Client: Town of Center Harbor

Listed to the NH State Register of Historc Places: April 25, 2022

Union Train Station and Freight Shed, National Register Nomination

Wakefield, NH

The Wakefield Heritage Commission received a Certified Local Government grant to fund the National Register Nomination for the Union Train Station and Freight Sheds in the Wakefield village of Union. The Great Falls & Conway Railroad was incorporated in 1844, and a route was planned from Great Falls (now Somersworth) to Conway. In 1854 the line reached Union Village at the southern tip of Wakefield. For 17 years, Union was the northernmost station on the railroad line and the only railroad station in all of Carroll County, and Union quickly grew to become the economic center of Wakefield (the center shifted north to Sanbornville after the construction of a railroad station there in 1871). In 1912, the present Union Railroad Station was constructed to replace the 1854 Station.

By the 1930s, auto-tourism and freight trucking began to take-off and rail transportation lost popularity. The last train on the Wolfeborough Branch from Sanbornville to Wolfeboro ran in 1936. Despite a brief revival during World War II, after the war automotive transportation quickly overtook the trains. In 1943, the Sanbornville Passenger Station was reduced in size, and in 1956, the Union Station was "retired." Between 1956 and 2006, when the building was acquired by the Wakefield Heritage Commission, the train station was used as a private dwelling. It has now been restored, and along with a former freight shed, forms the Heritage Park Railroad Museum.

Client: Wakefield Heritage Commission

Listed to the National Register of Historic Places: January 11, 2022

New England Masonic Charitale Institute National Register Nominaton & Historic Building Assessment

Effingham, NH

Initially hired by the Town of Effingham to complete a National Register of Historic Places Nomination for the Effingham Masonic Institute, the project was expanded to include an Historic Building Assessment in cooperation with Norman E. Larson, AIA of Christopher P. Williams, Architects and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. The Italianate New England Masonic Charitable Institute was built in 1858 overlooking the village of Drake's Corner. The second floor was outfitted for use by the Charter Oak Lodge No. 58, and the hall was decorated with the elaborate wall frescoes of Boston artist Philip A. Butler (1829-1916). The first floor operated as a private school between 1861 and ca. 1880. In 1891, the first floor of the building was re-purposed as the Effingham Town Hall. In 1893, the Effingham Public Library moved into a room in the first floor. Since 2004, the entire first floor has been occupied by the Library, with the Charter Oak Lodge continuing to utilize the second floor.  The Masonic Charitable Institute is significant for its architecture, and central role in the educational history of the Town and region as the only known example of a Masonic school in the United States.

Client: Town of Effingham

Completed: June 2019

Listed to the National Register of Historic Places: September 19, 2019

Fabyan Guard Station, National Register Nomination

Carroll, NH

Located inside the edge of the White Mountain National Forest, the Fabyan Guard Station was constructed in 1923 as a base for the forest guards of the White Mountain National Forest. The Fabyan Guard Station was one of the first buildings to be constructed by the Forest Service on the White Mountain National Forest and is the last remaining example of a Guard Station in the forest.

Client: United States Forest Service

Listed to the National Register of Historic Places: May 14, 2018

St. Matthew’s Chapel, NH State Register Nomination

Sugar Hill, NH

Constructed for use by the summer community in the Sugar Hill village area in 1893, the chapel was designed by New York architect Frederick Clarke Withers (1828-1901). The chapel qualified for the NH State Register under criterion A due to its role in the development of Sugar Hill as a summer community. It is one of a handful of structures from the period of rapid development in the 1880s and 1890s to remain, many of the other vestiges of the grand hotel and tourism era have vanished. St. Matthews is also eligible for listing to the NH State Register and National Register under Criterion C as an example of the Gothic Revival style and for its association with Withers. The chapel is a unique design in the catalogue of Withers legacy. A man who was extremely well-known regionally and nationally for his ecclesiastical designs, St. Matthews is representational of a break from his typical design repertoire. Though the chapel strictly adheres to some of his design signatures, the choice to construct the small building in wood represents a radical change for the architect. St. Matthews is a fine example of Gothic Revival design: incorporating common architectural elements of the style such as heavy drip moldings, steeply pitched roofs, decorative finials, an elaborate primary door surround and overall massing.

Client: St. Matthew’s Chapel Congregation

Listed to the NH State Register of Historic Places: January 29, 2018

Ingalls Memorial Library Historic Building Assessment & NH State Register Nomination

Rindge, NH

Historic Building Assessment for the Ingalls Memorial Library prepared for the Ingalls 1894 Association. Constructed in 1994 and designed by noted Fitchburg, MA architect H. M. Francis, the Ingalls Memorial Library is significant for its central role int eh community as the only public library in the Town of Rindge from 1895 to the present day and as an example of a Romanesque Revival building.

Client: Ingalls 1894 Association

Completed: August 2016

Listed to the NH State Register of Historic Places: October 2016

Center Harbor Village School, NH State Register Nomination

Center Harbor, NH

New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places Nomination for the Center Harbor Village School, prepared for the Town of Center Harbor. Constructed in 1886, the Village School is significant for the role it played in the educational history of Center Harbor and as an example of a Queen Anne schoolhouse. Designed by well-known Laconia architect A. L. Davis, the one-room school expanded first in 1902, when a secondary classroom was added off of the north side of the structure, allowing the school to be separated into a Primary Department and a Grammar Grade. The building was expanded a second time in 1928-1929 when a second addition added more cloak room and expanded the kitchen area. The school served a large portion of Center Harbors residents from its construction, through several school consolidations, until 1970, when the school closed and the Center Harbor children were sent to Meredith.

Client: Town of Center Harbor

Listed to the NH State Register of Historic Places: October 2016

Belmont Bandstand, NH State Register Nomination

Belmont, NH

New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places Nomination for the Belmont Bandstand prepared for the Belmont Heritage Commission. The Bandstand was constructed in 1908 and is significant for its central role in the social history of Belmont, its role in the brass band movement that proliferation between the Civil War and World War I across America, and as one of New Hampshires best examples of a Victorian bandstand.

Client: Belmont Heritage Commission

Listed to the NH State Register of Historic Places: May 2016

Mizpah Spring Hut, Determination of Eligibility

Bean’s Purchase, NH

Determination of Eligibility for Mizpah Spring Hut for the Appalachian Mountain Club. The youngest of the AMC huts, Mizpah was designed by Benjamin Stein of Burlington, VT and constructed in 1964 at the site of the former Mizpah Spring shelter.  Mizpah is significant as part of the Appalachian Mountain Club Hut System and its role in the broad pattern of backcountry recreation in the White Mountains and as an example of a modern backcountry hostel, incorporating design elements from earlier hut examples into a modern engineered structure.

Client: Appalachian Mountain Club

Completed: November 2015

Bolduc Block, National Register & NH State Register Nominations

Conway, NH

National Register Nomination prepared for the Mountain Top Music Center. The Bolduc Block is a well-preserved vernacular commercial building that was constructed in c. 1931 to house retail space and the Majestic Movie Theater. On April 1, 2005, during a movie screening, a multi-alarm fire broke out inside the Majestic Theater section of the Bolduc Block, destroying most of the interior of the theater section.  The register nominations were completed as the Mountain Top Music Center was in the process of renovating the historic theater for use as a music school.

Client: Mountain Top Music Center

Listed to the NH State Register of Historic Places: October 2015

Listed to the National Register of Historic Places: September 20, 2016

Jaffrey Meetinghouse, NH Historic Property Documentation

Jaffrey, NH

The Certified Local Government grant-funded New Hampshire Historic Property Documentation of the 1776 Jaffrey Meetinghouse, a contributing resource in the National Register-listed Jaffrey Center Historic District, was conducted with Paul Wainright, photographer, and Catlin + Petrovick Architects, PC. The Jaffrey Meetinghouse is significant for its association with the development of the Town of Jaffrey and for its architecture, as an exmaple of a Georigain meetinghouse. This Meetinghouse has played a very central role in both the civic and religious development of Jaffrey. When itw as first constructed, the Meetinghouse was the focal point of activity in Jaffrey. Like with many other early meetinghouses, the layout of the road sand houses were determined by the placement of the meetinghouse and associated common. The meetinghouse was constructed as an early communal effort: the raising untied the people of Jaffrey both in spirit and physically, as they worked togeher the hoist the heavy frame. The Jaffrey Meetinghouse is an excellent example of a second-period barn type meetinghuse. The exterior of the structure maintans many detials that are characteristic of Georgian meetinghouses, including general form and massing, fenestration, and some trim details. For additional information on the project, please refer to the Jaffrey Meetinghouse Documentation Project website.

Client: Town of Jaffrey

Completed: September 2015

Belmont Mill, NH State Register Nomination

Belmont, NH

The Belmont Mill was constructed in 1834 and was central to the developmental history of the Town of Belmont. Factory Village was built around the Badger Mill, and the village grew into what we now know as the town of Belmont as the mill evolved into the Gilmanton Mill and the Belmont Mill. This mill complex was the driving force in Belmont’s economy throughout the evolution from a locally-capitalized cotton mill in the 1830s to a highly mechanized hosiery factory with world-wide distribution in the 20th century.

Client: Belmont Heritage Commission

Listed to the NH State Register of Historic Places: October 2015

Somersworth High School/Hilltop School, National Register Nomination

Somersworth, NH

National Register Nomination prepared for the City of Somersworth, NH.  The Georigan Revival style Hilltop School (formerly Somersworth High School) was constructed in 1927 on the location of the former Great Falls High School.  The structure was designed by promient Boston architect Charles Greely Loring.  The Hilltop School is significant under Criterion A of the National Register for the important role it playied in the devleopment of modern high school education on a local level.  The schoolw as constructed as a cutting-edge high school at at important moment in the development of the modern high school.  The Hilltop School is also significant under Criterion C as an exmaple fo a 1920s school building that was desinged by a well-known area architect in the Colonial Revival/Georgian Revival style.  It retains inegrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association for both of these criterioa, despite minor changes to the building such as additional interior fire doors, dropped ceilings, and replacement windows.

Client: City of Somersworth

Listed to the National Register of Historic Places: September 25, 2015

Center Harbor Townhouse, NH State Register Nomination

Center Harbor, NH

New Hampshire State Register Nomination prepared for the Town of Center Harbor, NH.  The Center Harbor Townhouse was constructed in 1843, as a geographically centralized meeting place for the town.  The meetinghouse has a high degree of architectural integrity and maintains significance for its important role in the development of the surrounding town.

Client: Town of Center Harbor

Listed to the NH State Register of Historic Places: February 2015

Bath Congregational Church, NH State Register Nomination

Bath, NH

New Hampshire State Register Nomination prepared for the Congregational Church in Bath, NH as a student in the Masters in Historic Presrvaiton Program at Plymouth State Univeristy (Preservation Methods & Documentation Class ld by former NH SHPO, Elizabeth Muzzey). The Gothic Revival church was constructed in 1873 in the center of Bath Village, adjacent to the 1832 Bath Covered Bridge.  This chuch has a very high level of architectural integrity and is a fine example of the Gothic Revival Style.

Client: Congregational Church of Bath

Listed to the NH State Register of Historic Places: November 2013