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PROJECT TIMELINE

OCTOBER 2018

Swanzey Preservation Society raises and gifts $3,750 to the Town for the purpose of applying for a condition assessment grant through the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance (NHPA).  If approved, the NHPA will match the funds currently in place to complete the assessment on the Grange.

JANUARY 2019

Town of Swanzey post Requests for Qualifications to select an architectural firm to work with the Town on completing the assessment.

 

FEBRUARY 2019

The Town and the Swanzey Preservation Society review proposals from five firms.

MARCH 2019

The Town and the Swanzey Preservation Society review interview representatives from five firms and select Catlin + Petrovick Architects of Keene, New Hampshire. The Town submits the NHPA grant application.  

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JULY 2019

The Town of Swanzey hosts Catlin + Petrovick Architects and Swanzey citizens for a roundtable discussion regarding the use of the Golden Rod Grange.

DECEMBER 2019

The Town of Swanzey receives the completed Historic Building Assessment from Catlin + Petrovick.

The Assessment will be forwarded to the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance for review and approval. 

MARCH 2020

Swanzey voters approve $17,000 to stabilize the Golden Rod Grange

 

MAY 2020

After review, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance approves the Historic Building Assessment from Catlin + Petrovick.  The report was reviewed by Mae Willians, Architectural History and Historic Preservation Consultant.

SEPTEMBER 2020

The Golden Rod Grange receives new doors funded, in part, through the generosity of Hamshaw Lumber.  

MARCH 2021

Swanzey voters approve $5,000 to help fund a structural engineering assessment for the Golden Rod Grange.

SPRING 2021

Swanzey Selectmen create the Golden Rod Grange Advisory Committee for the purpose of investigating the viability of preserving the building for future use.  

MARCH 2022

WARRANT ARTICLE 12 will be voted upon by Swanzey voters:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) to be placed in the Golden Rod Grange Capital Reserve Fund with such sum to be raised by taxation and expected to begin saving towards the estimated cost of $120,000 to construct a new foundation for the Golden Rod Grange Hall.  (RECOMMENDED BY SELECTMEN) 

PENDING

Application for funding for historic rehabilitation work with the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP)

 

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