Preservation Awards

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

The Lyman Estate / “The Vale” Weatherization Project
The Lyman Estate / “The Vale” Weatherization Project in Waltham won a
2013 Preservation Award for Rehabilitation & Restoration.

The 2013 Preservation Award Winners

Secretary Galvin was pleased to recognize the following projects and individuals with 2013 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Awards on May 23, 2013.

Slide show of the 2013 winners



Boston (Downtown) Second Brazer Building
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Boston (South End) Calvin Swallow House
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Chelmsford North Chelmsford Town Hall
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Kingston Frederic C. Adams Public Library / Adams Heritage Center
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Kingston Walter Wales Hoeg
Local Preservationist
Lowell Appleton Mills
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Needham Needham Town Hall
Rehabilitation & Restoration
North Adams Clark Biscuit Apartments
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Northbridge Linwood Mill Apartments
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Waltham Lyman Estate / “The Vale” Weatherization Project
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Westport Stephen Willcock House / Westport Town Farm
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Wilmington Carolyn R. S. Harris
Local Preservationist

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.