New Hampshire was one of the original thirteen colonies of the United States, and the first state to establish its own state constitution. Since its inception in 1776, New Hampshire has been a center of many historical events, through the Industrial Revolution right to present day.
One of the many remnants of New Hampshire’s rich history is captured in its property, buildings, and architecture. The New Hampshire state government, by and through the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, preserves many historic buildings by adding historic structures to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.
Recently, the West Congregation Church in Concord was added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places, meaning the Church is now under the protection of historic preservation terms and regulations and may be eligible for several state programs and grants. Originally established in 1832, the West Congregational Church is currently housed in a stone church built in 1869 following the destruction of the original wooden structure.
While the West Congregational Church has always offered worship services, the Church has also functioned to serve the greater Concord community throughout its time in existence, most recently as a polling place for public elections.
Like the West Congregational Church, many buildings in Concord and the greater New Hampshire community fulfill the criteria of historic buildings and are likely candidates for inclusion in the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. For more information on submitting properties to the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, please contact Paul Alfano at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 226-1188.