The Center has reached the halfway point in its extensive renovation of the Parker J. Noyes building on Main Street in Lancaster! 

Project architect Stuart Anderson from Alba Architects (left) shows George Born, Historic Resource Specialist with New Hampshire’s Land & Community Heritage Investment Program, around the half-completed renovation of the Parker J. Noyes building in Lancaster.Over the winter, crews filled the interior with stairs, an elevator shaft, framed walls and ceilings, and are now finishing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Interior walls and insulation will quickly follow.

The renovation will create retail space on the first floor and apartments on the second and third floors of the 11,000-square-foot building, supporting Lancaster’s role as an economic hub for the North Country. The building is listed on the NH State Register of Historic Places. 

At the end of March, Program Director Julie Renaud Evans hosted George Born, the Historic Resource Specialist with New Hampshire’s Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). LCHIP is a significant funder of the project and checked on the project’s progress at its fifty percent completion milestone.

As spring arrives, we will unveil the new storefront, return exterior clapboards and woodwork, and install a new sidewalk along Bunker Hill Street.

The Center’s Lancaster Main Street Fund is attracting investors who want to put their money to work to benefit the community while also receiving a financial return on their investment. For opportunities to support the project, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The Center has secured significant financing for this $2.9-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 3 percent of the funding is from federal sources; $2.8 million or 97 percent is expected to come from non-federal sources. 

Photo: Project architect Stuart Anderson from Alba Architects (left) shows George Born, Historic Resource Specialist with New Hampshire’s Land & Community Heritage Investment Program, around the half-completed renovation of the Parker J. Noyes building in Lancaster.