State House Hall Of Flags On The 'Seven to Save' List

Oct 22, 2015


A fourth-grader visits the Hall of Flags in New Hampshire’s Statehouse in Concord. The flags, many of them dating from the Civil War, are deteriorating because their glass cases are not air-tight. The display has made the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s “Seven to Save” list this year.
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The Hall of Flags at New Hampshire's State House, with some bloodstained and bullet-ridden from conflicts going back to the Civil War, is among those on this year's "Seven to Save" list from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance

Efforts have been made to preserve the 115 flags, seen in the State House lobby. A legislative committee is trying to seek a consensus on a conservation plan.

A Victorian house in Manchester built in late 1800s that was the residence for several Catholic bishops and an 1894 church in Berlin converted into a nonprofit arts center also are on the list.

Others include a hotel in the Isles of Shoals; the Rye Town Hall; and properties in Stratham and Wolfeboro.

Wednesday's list is the 10th since the program started in 2006.