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The Exchange

How Should We Preserve And Repurpose Old Churches?


New Hampshire's landscape includes many old houses of worship, and while some are being restored, while others are being adapted for new use, as homes, businesses, or meeting spaces.  We examine the importance of these structures to communities, and the debate around what their future should be. 



Related Reading:

The Preservation Toolkit for Religious Properties from SacredPlaces.org.

"End of an era for Concord church, and perhaps start of a new neighborhood," from the Concord Monitor. 

"Heritage Chair: Pontifical guidelines say Bishop should save church," from the Laconia Daily Sun. 

"St. James Church sells for $2.3M, making way for condos," from Seacoast Online.