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Penstock and Penstock Park




News 2016

Belmont Heritage Commission salutes three local initiatives
  Daily Sun 4/28/16


Community Gardening Opportunities

Penstock Park Gardeners - October 2015
We had a great season and truly enjoyed working together!
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Penstock Park Gardeners Group Forming - April, 2015
If you have an interest in gardening and service, consider joining the Penstock Park Gardners.  If interested, please sign the volunteer sheet at the Belmont Town Hall or the Library.
Belmont Penstock Park Gardeners Group Forming  
Citizen 04/14/15 
Town of Belmont Penstock Gardeners Forming  Daily Sun 04/22/15 

Penstock Park - Staff Photo
This project to create a beautiful park and pedestrian resting area commenced in 2011 at the site of the historic penstock - a hydroelectric power-creating water conduit system; which in the early 1900s helped to generate electricity at the Belmont Mill.

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Penstock Volunteers - Staff Photo
The park was beautified in 2011 through the work and donations of many.  Benches from the Bemont Rotary and American Legion Post #58 (in memory of Fred Livingstone, past Assistant Chaplain) were placed overlooking the Penstock.
 
Hard Work Appreciated  Citizen Letter to the Editor 5/13/11
Eye sore to eye candy  Union Leader 10/23/11
Great team effort for Penstock Park Citizen 12/26/12
Thanks to all who supported Penstock Park project  WinniEcho 12/27/12


Penstock Preservation Team - Susan Harris Photo

In 2012 excavation related to the Belmont Revitalization project unearthed sections of the 100-year-old Penstock.  The Belmont Heritage Commission through the efforts of their "Penstock Preservation Team" were able to relocate the heavy sections to storage while plans are made to incorporate their value into future historic preservation efforts in the Village. 
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Revitalization Project Uncovers Century Old Penstock Sections   Laconia Daily Sun 11/10/12
Artifacts of Belmont Industrial Heritage Unearthed   The Citizen 11/13/12
Historic Penstock Found Long-Buried Beneath Center of Belmont   Union Leader  11/16/12
Belmont Village Road Project Unearths a Link to the Past  Winnisquam Echo  11/22/12

Belmont Keeps Moving Forward With The Past  The Weirs Times 12/20/12  Additional Photo Credits: P.1 contemporary picture Linda Frawley; P.22 Wallace Rhodes; P.23 Belmont Historical Society collection (Mill); P. 23 Belmont Historical Society collection (Gift of the Bernard Boutin family)-incorrect date-built in 1908 and Belmont Heritage Society should read Commission; P.24 aerial view assisted by the Belmont Fire Department photographed by Brenda Paquette at the inqugural "Deck the Village" Christmas Festival in 2008; P.24 Shayne Duggan; P.25 Christopher P. Williams Architects; P.25 Belmont mill "today" is 2010, prior to ARRA grant LED lantern installation.