St. Thomas Episcopal Church and Hale House

Dover, NH




Historic Assessments

Historic Rehabilitation



ARCove is providing critical historic assessment and feasibility study services for two renowned historic structures in Dover NH. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the William Hale House hosted stays by General Lafayette and President James Monroe. The large Federal style house was built by George and Edward Pendexter in 1806, the first of its kind in Dover. William Hale, a prominent businessman and U.S. Congressman, purchased the house in 1816 selling to Saint Thomas Church for use as a Parish House in 1901. The granite fieldstone church was designed by Henry Vaughan and constructed in 1892 with an elaborate corner tower, gabled nave and arcaded cloister in the English Perpendicular style. ARCove’s analysis will provide the owner with technical guidance for ongoing use options, operational strategies, and maintenance specifications for the structures, while enabling grant funding from various agencies.