Historic District Forms

In New Hampshire, state historic district forms use the same form as project area forms, but have additional requirements. In general, historic district forms are used when it appears that there is a contiguous concentration of historic properties, which taken as a whole possesses integrity and historical significance and which can be distinguished from surrounding properties by differences in density, scale, type, age, or style or by differences in patterns of development or association. The following are illustrative examples of these forms.

Peterborough Downtown Historic District

A detailed Historic District Area Form and Determination of Eligibility for the National Register was prepared for the large Peterborough Downtown Commercial, Civic and Residential Historic District.  Individual inventory forms were completed for the Brick Block an early 1800s brick duplex, and theMainStreetBridgeover theContoocookRiver.

Bath Upper Village Historic District

The project area involves historic Route 302 in theAmmonoosucRiverValleyincluding the sensitive village centers of Upper and Lower Bath, andLisbon. Town Area Forms were written forBath, Landaff andLisbon. Determinations of National Register Eligibility were produced for eight historic districts, and approximately 150 individual buildings in the three towns.


This New England mill village developed around a water-powered woolen mill and included the large Gonic Manufacting Company complex, two dams associated with the company and the surrounding  village. Particularly interesting were the company’s efforts, over nearly 140 years, to wrest power from the Cocheco River by improvements in equipment and in manipulating the river --through damming, channeling, and otherwise moving the water of the river–in the quest to derive greater power to operate the mill.

Mill Hollow Historic District, AlsteadEast_Alstead_historic_mill.jpg

Following the devastating flooding of October 2005, properties along NH Route 123 in Alstead were evaluated.  An extensive Area Form was prepared for the Mill Hollow Historic District, a nineteenth-century mill village and early-twentieth-century summer home district.