Barbara Lemieux, 2016

Construction of Warner House Association’s Replica Carriage House Underway with Support from MVSB

Construction is underway on the Warner House Association’s Carriage House Project in Portsmouth. Courtesy Photo

Kayley Fouts (left), MVSB Branch Services Supervisor in Portsmouth, present a check to Corey Boucher, Treasurer of the Warner House Association Board of Volunteer Governors, in support of the construction of the Carriage House Project in downtown Portsmouth.

We recently purchased $17,500 in tax credits through the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) to support the Warner House Association’s Carriage House Project. The project is aimed to construct a replica of the 18th Century Carriage House in downtown Portsmouth, which was demolished in the 1960s.

The Carriage House will feature a meeting room, rotating exhibits, staging area for outdoor events and an archaeology collection. Construction broke ground in November and the project is expected to be completed this spring.

“Our museum association is grateful for the support MSVB has provided to help us realize our decades-long dream of reconstructing the Carriage House,” said Corey Boucher, Treasurer of the Warner House Association Board of Volunteer Governors. “The completed structure will serve as a gathering space for many community groups and further develop and preserve the rich history of the region.”

“The Warner House Association plays a vital role in preserving history and bringing educational opportunities to our community,” said Jim Carrigan, MVSB Regional Vice President. “We are very proud to provide this support to help expand their facilities and programming and we hope everyone has a chance to visit and enjoy the new space when it opens this year.”

The Warner House Association is a volunteer board of governors tasked with promoting, protecting and preserving the Warner House museum and associated buildings in downtown Portsmouth. Go to for more information.

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