To some, it would seem that the Moultonboro village area is a lost cause and should just be forgotten. Nobody goes there except to the bank or post office and the tourists that frequent the Country Store, so why bother to do anything with it? Others don't want anything to change and would like to keep things as they are. The problem is that old buildings don't always age well as evidenced by the two most visible in town: the Taylor building and the Grange Hall. Leaving these buildings to continue to deteriorate will only worsen the look of the village and we would lose two more valuable pieces of local history.
As a town, I believe that we have an obligation to protect a few historic properties that are irreplaceable, and yes it may cost some money to do that. I find it disheartening that there are some that see no value in saving this heritage. Once they are gone, they are gone forever, and unfortunately, some just don't care about that.
It would be wonderful if some private entities came forward with a plan to repurpose some of these properties along the lines of the Bank of NH building, but is that realistic? Maybe, if there were some meaningful financial and infrastructure incentives from the town.
As cars drive through the village, I would prefer they see a vibrant street scape instead of some run down buildings. I hope that the Heritage Commission can offer some solid ideas to make that possible.