Peterborough exhibit celebrates Town House

January 31. 2018 1:16PM

“Buildings for a New Century” will feature images that document the construction of the Peterborough Town House in 1917-18. 

Peterborough — “Buildings for a New Century,” an exhibit of historic photographs, will open Friday with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Peterborough Town House.

Presented by the Peterborough Heritage Commission and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, the exhibit features images from 1917-18 that document the construction of the Peterborough Town House and the Historical Building (home of the Monadnock Center).

The exhibit includes photos of the old 19th-century town hall demolished and the new one rising in stages taken by local attorney Mortier Morrison from his office window across the street. Morrison also documented the construction of the Historical Building on the adjoining lot. Designed by architect Benjamin F.W. Russell, the two buildings were built to meet the needs and desires of a modern community at the beginning of the 20th century. The buildings remain, a century later, iconic structures in the town and continue to serve the community.

During the reception, Monadnock Center Executive Director Michelle Stahl will present a brief talk on the history of the two buildings.

For more information, call 924-3235.

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