Whittier Bridge Named Endangered Landmark

Concord — October 16, 2007 — The Whittier Covered Bridge in West Ossipee is among the state properties selected for the “Seven to Save” list by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance (NHPA). The sites selected by the non-profit organization are considered architectural landmarks, and their needs range from structural restoration and fundraising to planning for reuse or transfer of ownership.

The other six sites are The Acworth Meetinghouse in Acworth; Ashland Historic School in Ashland; Burley-DeMeritt Farmhouse in Lee; St. Anne Church and the original Manchester High School in Manchester; and Upper Village Hall in East Derry.

According to NHPA’s web site, “The focus of the ‘Seven’ program is on resources that are over 50 years old and are significant representations of the state’s heritage. Additional criteria for selection to the list include the severity of the current threat to it, and the extent to which the listing will make a difference in the future survival of the property.”

Information courtesy of the Associated Press

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