Warner House Receives Portsmouth Advocates Award Featured

Warner House in 2017.  Warner House in 2017. Photo by James Smith

The Portsmouth Advocates has awarded the Warner House Association with an award for Continued and Sensitive Maintenance of a Historic Property. The preservation award ceremony will be on Nov. 16, 2017 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH. This award follows the successful completition of the Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) matching grant that allowed for structural repairs to the Warner House.  While there always work needed for a building over 300 years old, the LCHIP matching grant allowed for foundation, window and roof repairs. Warner House Building and Grounds Chair Kerry Vautrot oversaw the LCHIP project from the grantwriting, contractor coordination and its completion.  

Please come celebrate with the Warner House! The award ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

From the Discover Portsmouth website:

Portsmouth Advocates, a key program of the Portsmouth Historical Society, is preparing for awards season! Since 1989 Portsmouth Advocates has honored individuals and projects that enhance the city’s unique historic character and make Portsmouth a better place to live and work. On Thursday November 16 from 5:30-7pm at Discover Portsmouth, the Advocates will continue this tradition by presenting awards to exceptional individuals and projects completed over the last year.

Project-specific awards include the following:

Restoring the Integrity of a Resource: 496 Middle Street
Continued and Sensitive Maintenance of a Historic Property: The Masonic Hall on Middle Street, and the Warner House
New Construction in a Historic Context: Islington Street Condos/Old Port Traders site, and the African Burying Ground
Arthur J. Gerrier Memorial Award, which is presented to an individual who is committed to serving our historic community. Arthur Gerrier was a member of the Portsmouth Advocates Board and an outstanding architectural historian: Dick Adams
John Grossman Memorial Award, which recognizes an individual who makes a reality of an organization’s mission and bridging the theoretical and the practical. John Grossman was a tireless supporter of Portsmouth non-profits and Chair of Portsmouth Advocates for many years: Valerie Cunningham

About Portsmouth Advocates

Formed in 1980, Portsmouth Advocates was established to “promote the maintenance of the historical and architectural integrity of the structures and cityscape of the City of Portsmouth.” In 2012 Portsmouth Advocates became part of Portsmouth Historical Society.

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