New Hampshire Historical Society
The New Hampshire Historical Society acquired the Stone Warehouse (1871) at Eagle Square in Concord for the creation of the Museum of New Hampshire History. Banwell Architects was charged with adapting the building for reuse as museum galleries, gift shop, collections storage, classrooms, and curatorial offices. The entire building was rehabilitated, and state-of-the-art mechanical systems were installed to insure long-term protection of the extraordinary collections.
The new exhibition galleries at the 3rd and 4th floors were connected by a granite-clad monumental stair, topped by a reproduction fire tower which projects up through the roof into a cupola. Visitors can climb up into the cab of the tower for views across Concord and the landscape beyond.