Deadline nears for Rockingham’s 2018 Old House awards contest

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Nominations will close Monday, July 16, for property owners who wish to participate in the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission’s 2018 annual Old House Awards contest.

Residents may enter their own properties or nominate someone else who has recently improved the appearance of a historic house or building in their neighborhood or the town.

The awards are designed to celebrate property owners in Rockingham who are maintaining and restoring their historic homes and commercial and industrial buildings. There will be awards in multiple categories, with brass plaques distributed to the winners.

Eligible properties are older homes and businesses that have been renovated, painted, or otherwise enhanced on the exterior in the past five years. Properties must be located within the town of Rockingham. To qualify, properties must be at least 50 years old.

To nominate a property for the 2018 Old House Awards, please email, or write to Rockingham Historic Preservation Coordinator, P.O. Box 370, Bellows Falls, VT, 05101. All nominations should include the property’s address and the owner’s name. Photographs will be greatly appreciated.

The Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission will select 2018 winners at its meeting in August. There will be a reception in the fall to recognize the winning property owners for their efforts. This program is supported by a grant from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

For more information about the Old House Awards, contact Susan Reing, town historic preservation coordinator, at

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