Historic Preservation Commission names winners of Old House Awards
Mercy and Elijah Knight House, built in 1809, is located at the foot of Meeting House Hill.

Historic Preservation Commission names winners of Old House Awards

ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission recently announced the recipients of the town's 2022 Old House Awards.

These awards are made annually by the commission to recognize property owners in the town of Rockingham who maintain and restore their historic homes and commercial and industrial buildings.

Eligible properties are older homes and businesses that have received exterior restoration and conservation by their owners, typically in the past five years. Brass plaques are awarded the winners, who are encouraged to proudly post them on their entrances to call out their efforts to keep Rockingham historic.

This year's winners are:

• Jeff Dunbar, 8 Birch Street in Bellows Falls, Craftsman-style house built circa 1900

• Janelle Beard, Edward and Alice Walker House, 39 Atkinson Street in Bellows Falls, Queen Anne house built in 1898

• Lucia and Matt Zachowski, Weeden Farm, 220 Parker Hill Road in Rockingham Town, farmhouse and barn built in 1850 and enlarged in 1880

• Vyacheslav Borshchukov, Haseltine-Carey Farm, 410 Lower Parker Hill Road in Rockingham Town, Federal-style house built in 1810

• Thomas and Kirsten M. Koehne, Elias Olcott House, 34 Upper Meadow Roadin in Rockingham Town, Georgian-style house built in 1763-the oldest standing structure in Rockingham

• Felicite Boisvert, The Stone House, 116 Lower Bartonsville Road in Bartonsville, gable front stone building in the Federal style, circa 1850

• Bridgman-Fairbanks House and Bellows Falls Hospital, 50 Pine Street, Bellows Falls, Italianate building with a colonial revival porch, built between 1881 and 1883 and repurposed as Bellows Falls Hospital, current adaptation is a 5-unit multi-family condominium

• Andrew Kottke, 240 Rockingham Street in Bellows Falls, served many years as the Hetty Green Motel, refurbished as a multi-family apartment complex, built at the outset of Vermont's Interstate Era circa 1960

• Edward Gray, Elijah and Mercy Knight House, 9 Meeting House Road in Old Rockingham Village, Federal-style house built in 1806 and late 18th-century garden

The Old House Award program is made possible in part through the generosity of the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service. For more information about the Old House Awards, contact [email protected].

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