We, here at the Centre Harbor Historical Society, have taken a series of pictures to show you the repairs that were required for the schoolhouse this fall.
As you can see, a portion of the back wall was removed. There was an extreme amount of dry rot and some damage from carpenter ants and rodents. There was a temporary fix about 20 years ago, and the only solution was to reconstruct the rotten wall. There were three windows covered over that were removed. Early estimates were contingent on the hidden damage not known before the wall was removed. This amounted in a repair bill of $3,337.00.
The grant given by the Meredith Rotary was $500.00. This time we fixed it right! The repair was done with the cooperation of the town selectmen. As you know, the town owns the schoolhouse, and the Historical Society’s responsibility is to keep it in repair.
Anything you might contribute will help us and it will be tax deductible.