More grants are hitting the streets as we look to complete our "pre-match" for the LCHIP grant application to be awarded in December. All grant opportunities that fit our classification are being pursued.
Historic Preservation and Restoration Specialist, Steve Bedard and Board President, Marcy McCann, delivered Centennial Hall's LCHIP grant application and all necessary attachments to George Born, Historic Resource Specialist in the Concord office with 24 hours to spare!! Lots of effort involved in preparing such a detailed grant request. Thanks to all who assisted in the accumulation of data and preparation of material in what we hope to be an grand grant-bearing document!
By unanimous vote tonight, the North Hampton Board of Selectmen (elected) endorsed our revitalization efforts and our upcoming LCHIP grant application "so that Centennial Hall may become of even more service and value to our communities". In addition, this project, and the service of the building and the efforts of the FOCH has likewise received the unanimous endorsement and full support from the Heritage Commission (appointed by the Board of Selectmen), and the Historical Society.
We're rolling into our newest revitalization efforts. We have completed our full building assessment under the direction of Steve Bedard, Principal, Bedard Preservation and Restoration (Gilmanton). Steve has 42 years field experience on all types of of preservation and restoration projects, ranging in date from 1685 through 1930, and is a contractor approved by the NH Preservation Alliance. He has worked with non-profits, museums, municipalities, and the State Division of Historic Resources. Lisa Masoulf, Principal, LM Preservation (Reading, MA) who successfully completed Centennial Hall's application to the National Register will review the assessment to provide additional supervision on National Historic Preservation compliance.