New Hampshire Preservation Alliance recently released an inspiring video about the restoration of the Acworth Meetinghouse. Built by Elias Carter in 1821, the Acworth Meetinghouse, with its double lantern spire, is a masterful representation of historic building craft. In 2008, the steeple and undercarriage were repaired by local craftspeople trained and supervised by PTF in techniques unique to steeple repair, and timber framing. In 2011, the Acworth model won a Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. NHPA’s video is an inspiring glimpse into the effort invested to repair this “kitchen of the community.” Next year, we’ll be drawing upon lessons learned in Acworth to help the community of Troy restore the trusses of the Troy Union Church (fb).
Feature photo courtesy Acworth Meetinghouse Restoration Project