Preservation Awards

Nomination form and information on the 2018 Preservation Awards (PDF)

The Fisher Hill Gatehouse in Brookline won a 2017 Preservation Award for Rehabilitation & Restoration.
The Fisher Hill Gatehouse in Brookline won a 2017 Preservation Award for Rehabilitation & Restoration. (Photo: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.)

The 2017 Preservation Award Winners

Secretary Galvin was pleased to recognize the following projects and individuals with 2017 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Awards on November 2, 2017.

Slide show of the 2017 winners



Amesbury Union Congregational Church
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Amherst Old Chapel, University of Massachusetts
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Barnstable U.S. Customs House
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Brookline Fisher Hill Reservoir Park Gatehouse
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Cambridge The Harvard Lampoon Building
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Dedham Norfolk House
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Haverhill Apartments at 165 Winter Street / Winter Street School
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Hingham Ames Chapel
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Pittsfield The Howard & Onota 74
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Springfield Merrick-Phelps House
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Swampscott Andrews Chapel
Rehabilitation & Restoration

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.