We are excited to update everyone on the restoration of our steeple. The Little White Church in Eaton, NH lost the crowning aspect of its structure when the beams that held the steeple in place were found to be over 90% rotten. At the time, the board officers and trustees were overwhelmed with the magnitude of the challenge ahead, and we got to work!
Our community is responding – catching the wave of brimming inspiration! Thanks to the outpouring of donations, large and small, we were able to begin the work in September; we are moving closer and closer to accomplishing our goals.
When the construction issues were addressed by reputable builders, structural engineers and steeple experts over the summer, our initial estimate of $100,000 climbed to $150,000 but will likely cost a good 20% more.
In light of this, funds will continue to be raised for the additional $30,000 that the restoration may require. We will continue our fundraising efforts for critical needs that have been unaddressed for too long.
It is an exciting time for the Little White Church and the town that treasures not only it’s iconic presence, but the many ways it serves our community.
We thank you for your support and for helping us share the Little White Church for generations to come.
Help us rebuild our Steeple!
The community of Eaton, New Hampshire loves its Little White Church; one might even say it is the soul of Eaton. Set against the beauty of Crystal Lake in the foothills of the White Mountains, the 140 year old church is one of the most photographed and admired views in New England. Time and again we come together under its roof – for services, weddings, memorials, concerts, fundraisers – events that mark the life we share.
The board of trustees and town members are deeply committed to caring for this historical treasure and its magnificent 1908 Steinway O grand piano for generations to come.
In this light, we share our urgent need for a new steeple and ask for your help in raising funds for its full replacement. A leak in the roof ultimately revealed that the supporting beams were rotten. Though it is difficult to imagine this breathtaking scene without a steeple – in fact, it is now gone.
We need your help! No amount is too small or too large. The estimated cost of replacing the steeple exceeds $100,000; construction will begin as soon as we raise sufficient funds for the project.
Thank you for joining our heartfelt effort to make our Little White Church whole again!
The Little White Church
P.O. Box 31
Eaton Center, NH 03832www.littlewhitechurch.com