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Historical plaques available for homes in Rye

For years, plaques on historic buildings in the town of Rye could only be put on houses that predated the Civil War. Now, that requirement is being lifted.

The Rye Historical Society is offering wooden plaques made of locally grown pine and milled by Rand Lumber at a cost of $85 each. Identical plaques made of vinyl are also available for $75. Each includes a one-year membership to the Rye Historical Society.

The Portsmouth Herald reported the plaques are painted white by a local woodworker, with vinyl letters and numbers stating the age of the building. The plaques can already be found on a number of buildings in town.

The offer is being made in an effort to document other buildings in town.

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