5 properties added to state register of historic places
CONCORD (AP) - Two libraries and three town halls have been added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.
The additions are the Center Harbor Townhouse; Fuller Hall in Hillsborough; Tucker Free Library in Henniker; Whipple Memorial Town Hall in New London; and Goodwin Library in Farmington. The buildings are considered excellent examples of classical architecture, with elements of Greek and Roman temples.
The oldest building, the Center Harbor Townhouse, was built in 1844. The most recent, the Goodwin Library, was built in 1929.
The state Division of Historical Resources says after the Revolutionary War, architecture in the U.S. found inspiration in the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Choosing classical architectural styles for public buildings was a physical way to represent democracy.