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.
- Andrew Cushing - Field service representative for the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.
- Tom Mayes - Vice president and senior counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and author of the book "Why Do Old Places Matter?"
- Father Georges de Laire - Vicar for Canonical Affairs at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester.
- Adam Drapcho - Reporter for the Laconia Daily Sun, where he has been covering conversations around the future of Saint Joseph Church.
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.