Preservation is alive in Cambridge!
Cambridge Historical Commission 2011-2012 Preservation Awards
The Cambridge Historical Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Cambridge Preservation Awards. Inaugurated by the Commission in 1997, the program celebrates both outstanding historic preservation projects and notable individuals for their contributions to the conservation and protection of the city’s architecture and history.
This year’s Preservation Awards include exterior renovations at 101 and 195 Brattle Street, 44 Follen Street, 77 Hurley Street, the Garment District at 200 Broadway, and St. Mary Orthodox Church at 8 Inman Street. Other restoration projects receiving awards are the historic wall at the corner of Hawthorn and Brattle streets; the former Ford Assembly plant at 640 Memorial Drive; the Boston University Bridge; and the Shell Spectacular Sign at the corner of Magazine Street and Memorial Drive.
Individuals to be honored for their unique contributions to preservation are James Shea, for his distinguished career as Site Manager at the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, and City Manager Robert Healy and his team for the restoration of historic paint colors in the public spaces of City Hall.
Participants in the Cambridge Community Development Department’s Façade, Signage, and Lighting Improvement Program will receive Certificates of Merit for projects at 364 Broadway (Dwelltime), 877 Cambridge Street (Atwood’s Tavern), 438 Massachusetts Avenue (CCTV), and 450 Massachusetts Avenue (Veggie Galaxy).
The Historical Commission celebrates the commitment of the individuals who worked on these projects to make Cambridge a more attractive and desirable place in which to live and work. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 17th, from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Sullivan Chamber at Cambridge City Hall. The public is invited. For more information, please contact the Commission at 617 349 4683.