Photo © Karen Desrosiers

Old South Meeting House

Portsmouth NH

Charters Brothers completed an historic restoration to the South Meeting House on Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, NH. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the renovations were funded through City Council approval of Urban Development Action Grant funds.

The project required an extensive exterior renovation including removal and re-installation of the building’s bell tower, a new slate roof, decorative trim and cornice replacement, replicating cast iron snow fencing and original wind vane, exterior envelope renovations and a new exterior paint job. Structural repairs were completed to the building’s sills, floor joists, support columns, and other major components,

The bell tower was to be restored in place however, after discovering significant structural deterioration our team determined the tower had to be removed and properly reconstructed on level ground to provide this historic landmark with the craftsmanship it deserved. Despite the unforeseen condition, Charters Brothers worked with the city to meet the project budget goals while staying true to the necessary historical standards.


Renovations Underway at South Meeting House
Friends Of The South End Neighborhood Association Newsletter, Autumn 2009

Portsmouth’s South Meeting House gets $200K in repairs, September 25, 2009

Project Snapshot

Owner:City of Portsmouth, NH
Delivery Method:General Contractor
Results:On Schedule, On Budget
Awards:Recognition Award, Portsmouth Advocates 2010
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