Crews are finishing up demolition work at the Center’s Parker J. Noyes renovation project in Lancaster, NH, and will soon move on to structural repairs and exterior upgrades.

Meet the project team and take a quick video tour of the top floor with Center President Rob Riley.

“We are thrilled with the visible progress at the Parker J. Noyes building,” said Program Director Julie Renaud Evans, who is leading the project for the Center. “After a late start due to Covid-19, we are right on schedule. The demolition crews have been great, painstakingly removing woodwork and floors, taking the nails out, and saving them to be refinished and put back in place when we get to interior finishing.”

The project is part of the Center’s community investment work across the region, which helps communities achieve an array of goals including downtown revitalization, recreation planning, creating Community Forests and more.

To date, the Center has secured significant financing for this $2.5-million project, including a mix of tax credits, public and foundation grants, charitable gifts and impact investments. Based on funds raised to date, $100,000 or 4 percent of the funding is from federal sources; $2.4 million or 96 percent is from non-federal sources. We’re working now to raise the final 10 percent of the project cost. For opportunities to support this Lancaster revitalization project, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 603-933-2159.

Read more about the project.