Preservation Awards

Nomination form and information on the 2015 Preservation Awards (PDF)

The Boston Police Station Number One and Boston Printing Department Buildings / North Bennet Street School won a 2015 Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse and Rehabilitation & Restoration.
The Boston Police Station Number One and Boston Printing Department Buildings / North Bennet Street School won a 2015 Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse and Rehabilitation & Restoration. (Photo: Greg Shupe, Shupe Studios)

The 2015 Preservation Award Winners

Secretary Galvin was pleased to recognize the following projects and individuals with 2015 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Awards on May 29, 2015.

Slide show of the 2015 winners

Community

Recipient

Amherst Lord Jeffery Inn
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Boston (Dorchester) Clapp Family Barn
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Boston (North End) Boston Police Station Number One and Boston Printing Department Buildings / North Bennet Street School
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Boston (Roxbury) Alvah Kittredge House
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Brockton Lilly, Brackett & Co. Shoe Factory / Station Lofts
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Easton Ames Shovel Works
Adaptive Reuse, Rehablitation & Restoration
Hingham Old Ship Meeting House
Stewardship, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Leverett Elizabeth “Betsy” Douglas
Local Preservationist
Northampton Academy of Music Theatre
Rehabilitation & Restoration
Springfield Coomes Block, Morse Block, and Smith Carriage Company Building / Caring Health Center
Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Individual Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Adelaide Cromwell

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.