Preservation Awards

Nomination form and information on the 2014 Preservation Awards (PDF)

The Brookfield Cemetery Arch & Gate in Brookfield won a 2014 Preservation Award for Rehabilitation & Restoration.
Photo of The Brookfield Cemetery Arch & Gate in Brookfield, which won a 2014 Preservation
Award for Rehabilitation & Restoration.

The 2014 Preservation Award Winners

Secretary Galvin was pleased to recognize the following projects and individuals with 2014 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Awards on May 16, 2014.

Slide show of the 2014 winners



Boston (Back Bay)

Frederick Ayer Mansion
Rehabilitation & Restoration

Boston (Dorchester)

First Parish Church in Dorchester
Rehabilitation & Restoration

Boston (Downtown)

Hayden Building
Rehabilitation & Restoration


Brookfield Cemetery Arch & Gate
Rehabilitation & Restoration


Dexter Pratt House / Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration

Georgetown &

Edward Des Jardins
Local Preservationist


First Church of Christ -- Fifth Meeting House


Northbridge Town Hall
Rehabilitation & Restoration


Elm Street Revitalization Project: Lamberton-Loomis, Kimball-Marcoullier, and YMCA-Rinnova Buildings
Rehabilitation & Restoration

Individual Lifetime Achievement: Wesley Ward

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.