Bradford NH Town Hall
Nature of Work: An LCHIP funded project. The Town Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location: Bradford, New Hampshire
Trumbull-Nelson worked hand-in-hand with the Town, the Architect and an LCHIP representative to ensure that all work met or exceeded LCHIP requirements.
Bradford’s Town Hall, built in 1863 and placed on the National Historic Register in March 1980 is a two-and-one-half story, generously proportioned wood frame building that exhibits Greek Revival and Neo-Georgian characteristics in symmetrical harmony.
The Project was broken into two phases. Work for the first phase was comprised of:
1. Site Work, including all foundation excavation, back filling, and temporary grading around the building.
2. Concrete Work, including finishing forming and pouring the foundation walls, additional interior footings, elevator pit, and lower-level concrete floor slabs.
3. Masonry Work, including all saw cutting of granite foundation facing slabs and installation of same.
4. Carpentry, including framing new exterior walls at the rear of the building, framing the new first floor infill area at the southwesterly corner, other first floor interior framing, and structural repair and up-grades throughout the building.
5. Electrical, including getting power back into the building, at least temporarily, such that construction work can be ongoing.
The second phase (which was not approved by voters, so did not go forward) would have included bringing the building up to ADA and fire/safety standards. Heating, insulation, wiring that meets current code, sprinkler system and a new septic system would all be required. Instead, voters decided to fund work, also performed by Trumbull-Nelson, that was necessary to “mothball” the building.