Preservation Awards

Nomination form and information on the 2017 Preservation Awards (PDF)

The Gloucester City Hall won a 2016 Preservation Award for Rehabilitation & Restoration.
The Gloucester City Hall won a 2016 Preservation Award for Rehabilitation & Restoration. (Photo: McGinley Kalsow & Associates, Inc.)

The 2016 Preservation Award Winners

Secretary Galvin was pleased to recognize the following projects and individuals with 2016 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Awards on May 19, 2016.

Slide show of the 2016 winners



Boston (Allston/Brighton) Boston University School of Law
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Boston (Dorchester) All Saints Church
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Boston (Downtown) Granary Burying Ground Entrance Gate and Fence
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Boxford Towne Farm
Landscape Preservation, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Cambridge Radcliffe Institute-Agassiz House
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Gloucester Gloucester City Hall
Rehablitation & Restoration
North Adams Drury Academy / Colegrove Park Elementary School
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Pittsfield Burns Block & Second Burns Block
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitiation & Restoration
Pittsfield Old Berkshire Athenaeum
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Springfield Robert McCarroll
Local Preservationist
Weymouth Fogg Library
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Individual Lifetime Achievement: Andrea Gilmore

Past MHC Preservation Awards Winners

The Preservation Awards Program

Massachusetts enjoys a cultural heritage rich in historic resources. The preservation of these resources has revitalized neighborhoods, added to the revenues of cities and towns, and preserved community character. Preservationists, working to protect our historic assets, have maintained the sense of time and place that forms the essence of our Commonwealth. To honor these outstanding citizens, the Secretary of the Commonwealth hosts the Massachusetts Historical Commission's Annual Preservation Awards Program.

Projects and individuals may be nominated in the following categories:

  • Archaeology
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Education & Outreach
  • Landscape Preservation
  • Rehabilitation & Restoration
  • Local Preservationist
  • Individual Lifetime Achievement
  • Stewardship

Local historical commissions, preservation advocates and professionals, and the general public are encouraged to nominate deserving projects.

For more information on the Annual Preservation Awards Program contact the Massachusetts Historical Commission at 617-727-8470.