Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Heritage Commission will host a program on the restoration of Lucknow or the 'Castle in the Clouds' on Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.
Michael Desplaines, Executive Director of the Castle in the Clouds, will provide an overview of the restoration work underway at the Lucknow estate, which will celebrate its centennial in 2014. Since 2006, numerous projects have been completed at the main house, at the historic stable, and at the lower gate house on Route 171.
Desplaines will detail the repair and reconstruction of balconies, chimneys, and dormers, as well as the necessary electrical rewiring of the main house. Bedard Preservation and Restoration is the preservation contractor for the Castle in the Clouds centennial project. For more information on the restoration progress at Lucknow, onsult www.castleintheclouds.org.
For this season's Community Landmarks Series, the Heritage Commission is focusing on planning and historic preservation, featuring three ongoing restoration projects in Moultonborough.
There will be talks on the Castle in the Clouds (June 3), the Singing Eagle camp barn (July 1), and the Moultonborough Grange hall (August 5). All three projects have had structural assessment reports, providing 'roadmaps' with repair priorities, phasing, and cost estimates. The Community Landmarks Series is intended to promote the recognition and appreciation of significant historical and cultural resources in Moultonborough. For more information, see the Heritage Commission webpage at www.moultonboroughnh.gov.