Seven to Save

Seven to Save designation attracts attention to, and helps forges possible solutions for, threatened landmarks.  To date, Seven to Save listing has helped to attract new investment and re-use options for over 50% of the listees since 2006, when the program began. 

Calls for nominations are now open. Click here for a 2017 application.

What is the criteria for listing to Seven to Save?

Our committee looks at the property’s historical or architectural significance, severity of the current threat, and the extent to which a Seven to Save listing would help in preserving the property. 

What does listing to Seven to Save get listees?

The designation often garners substantial media attention and helps the historic resource attract funding, investors and/or other resources. There is no direct monetary award with designation. Our office also works closely with property owners and advocates to help their projects moves forward.

What if my nomination is not accepted?

Seven to Save is competitive. If your nomination is not accepted, don’t worry! We have many success stories from historic resources that were saved without this designation. The adage, "if at first you don't succeed, try try again" also sometimes applies here. 

How can I contribute to a Seven to Save property?

Visit our donation page to help the Preservation Alliance save endangered places. If a property is located near where you live, consider contacting the responsible party and offering your time or expertise. 

Seven to Save sites that still need more creative planning, new investment, and advocacy include Concord’s iconic Gas Holder House, the Chandler House in Manchester, Sanborn Seminary in Kingston, and the former Brown Paper Company’s R & D building in Berlin.  

See lists from past years to the right, and go here for information on the newest listees (2016).

Seven to Saves sponsors for 2017 include Ian Blackman, LLC Restoration and Preservation; Great Bridge Properties; Christopher P. Williams Architects PLLC; Lavasseur Electrical Contractors, Inc.Dennis Mires, P.A. The Architects; Irish Electric Corporation; Milestone Engineering & Construction; North Branch Construction; Innerglass Window SystemsCMK Architects; Enviro-Tote, Inc.; Finegold Alexander Architects; HEB Engineers, Inc.; Turnstone Corporation; Meredith Bohn Interior DesignMisiaszek Turpin PLLC; SMP Architecture; and Windows & Doors by Brownell


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