From the updated historic architect plans, the Powderpost Beetle rehabilitation bid spec went out in February 2022. Bid opening was April 5th. The Effingham Selectmen are now reviewing the two bids received. Work is looking to be completed in a 60-ay window from the September to November 2022 time frame.
Along with this work, the Selectmen approved using lumber from the Town-owned Forests for the repairs. Working with the Jeff Libby, Town Forester, both the location of timber and a sawmill to work with us are now being researched and on-site viewed.
As the beetle repair & rehabilitation were not originally discovered and included in the Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) matching grant agreement, the project is now working with LCHIP to obtain approval for these repairs under the existing grant.
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Powderpost beetles . . .
What Is a Powderpost Beetle? “Powderpost” is the descriptive name given to several different species of wood-boring beetles that can infest wood buildings. These insects lay their eggs in the pores of wood. Their larvae then hatch from the eggs, feeding on the wood and creating a series of tunnels as they go. Phase 1 restoration work will now also include new floor beams and flooring in the library space.
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The Beech River Mill, located in the historic Smart's Mill, in Center Ossipee, New Hampshire was built in the mid 1800's. Since the turn of the century, blinds and shutters and doors have been made on the Victorian-era shutter-making machinery.
Beech River Mill features a fascinating variety of water-powered equipment for shutter making. These machines are fine examples of Victorian-era art and engineering and remain in working order.
Beech River Mill Exterior Shutters are hand-made by skilled craftsman using only the finest materials and workmanship. The Mill will be creating 8 pairs of reproduction shutters and hardware for 8 of the Historic Town Hall-Library building windows being repaired & restored for reinstallation in the Summer of 2020.
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Bell tower cloverleaf windows
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Demo Day. The chimney
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ONLY SCHOOL IN THE US FOUNDED BY MASONS NAMED TO NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
This is a copy of an announcement released by the NH Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources has announced that the building first known as the New England Masonic Charitable Institute in Effingham has been honored by the United States Secretary of the Interior with placement on the National Register of Historic Places, for both its architecture and for its role in the history and development of the Town of Effingham.
This project was funded in part by a grant from the NH Preservation Alliance, which received support for its grants program from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).
Effingham Preservation Society is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1999 to preserve historic buildings and landmarks in Effingham, New Hampshire. The Preservation Society has agreed to be the Fiscal Agent of the Historic Town Hall Project.
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