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National Trust for Historic Preservation Worcester
Preservation 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM,
PreservatiON MASS Sept. 30 – Oct. 5, 2003 Friday, September 27, 2003
5:30 PM, Tuesday, November 18, 2003 National Preservation Conference: New A Day in the Country
Fall Preservation Gathering Frontiers in Preservation A tour of eleven historic buildings in
.406 Club, Fenway Park, Boston Denver, Colorado Princeton, MA
For more info call 617-723-3383 or visit For more info call 800-944-6847 or email Tickets are $23 in advance, $25 day of
www.preservationmass.org conference@nthp.org. event. For information call Preservation
Worcester at 508-754-8760
Historic Deerfield Old Sturbridge Village
October 12 – 18, 2003 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, WHALE
RIVER AND VALLEY Tour Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2003 Friday, October 17, 2003
For more info call Donald Friary at 413- Family Fun Days 13th Annual Wine Festival & Silent
775-7166 or email Auction
dfriary@historic-deerfield.org September 14 – 19, 2003 Custom House Square, New Bedford
Elderhostel: “Getting Your Hands on the For more info call 508-997-1776 or visit
JONES RIVER VILLAGE HISTORICAL Past: New England Crafts and Forgotten www.waterfrontleague.org
SOCIETY Skills”
9:00 – 11:00 AM, Registration required. For more info call
Sundays in August, 2003 508-347-3362, ext. 285.
Sunday Brunch at the home of Mayor John
Bradford, Landing Road, Kingston 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM,
For more info call Norman Tucker at 781- September 27 -28, 2003
582-9459 An Early 19th Century Agricultural Fair
For more info call 508-347-3362, ext. 307.
PRESERVATION Preservation
MASS &
People
Vol. 18, NO. 3 PreservatiON Mass SUMMER 2003

PreservatiON MASS Board and Staff at the June Board


Meeting, held at Fenway Park on Friday, June 20, 2003.

In this Issue… Back row, l to r: Jim Igoe, Paul Pezzella (Preservation


Coalition Lobbyist), Peter Welsh, Bob Bernstein, Sam
Knight, Jim Alexander, Doug Kelleher, Paul McGinley,
From the Chair of the Board ..................................2 Nancy Brickley, Claudia Wu, Dick Lundgren, Bob
Kuehn.
PreservatiON MASS awarded Furthermore Grant ..3
Front row, l to r: Kate Ranweiler, Kathy Born, Allen
Johnson, Tom Birmingham, Maury Childs, Carol
The Provincetown Historical Commission ..............5 Bratley, Clarissa Rowe, Sarah DiSano. Missing from
photo: Jean Carroon, Anthony Consigli, Kay Flynn
Preservation Coalition News Briefs ........................7 Coughlin, Otile McManus, Louis Miller and Marion
Pressley.
PreservatiON MASS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2003
From the Chair of the Board Officers

Few would disagree that summer is the most pictur- Maurice F. Childs, FAIA, Chair
James G. Alexander, FAIA Vice Chair
esque, lively and exciting season in Massachusetts! Samuel B. Knight, Jr., Treasurer
From the incredible musical and theatrical performances at Tangle- Claudia Sauermann Wu, Clerk
wood and Jacob’s Pillow in the Berkshires, to the charming Board of Directors
seascapes of Cape Cod, the Commonwealth has no shortage of his- Robert Bernstein
Thomas F. Birmingham
toric and cultural resources that flourish in summertime. Summer is Kathleen Leahy Born, AIA
also peak tourism season in Massachusetts; and as research has Carol Bratley
Nancy Brickley
proven time and time again, one of the key reasons people vacation Jean Carroon, AIA
in our state is to experience our heritage through our many well- Anthony Consigli
Katherine D. Flynn Coughlin
preserved historic buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes. For this Paul A. Faraca
reason, preserving our historic resources is crucial to sustaining and Allen F. Johnson
Douglas Kelleher
growing our economy. Robert H. Kuehn, Jr.
Richard Lundgren
And while some of our most famous historic resources—the State Paul J. McGinley, AICP
Otile McManus
House, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, The Mount and the village of Louis Miller
Deerfield—are secure in their futures, many of our lesser-known Marion Pressley, FASLA
Clarissa Rowe
historic places are still struggling with preservation issues. As the Peter Welsh
countless phone calls and emails, and the dozens of Ten Most
Staff
Endangered Historic Resource nominations we receive each year James W. Igoe, Executive Director
confirm, the need for strong and widespread preservation advocacy, Sarah DiSano, Program Coordinator
Kate Aksadi, Office Manager
education, and rehabilitation programs is greater than ever.
PreservatiON MASS gratefully acknowledges
In this issue of Preservation & People, PreservatiON MASS is the following Corporate Members
highlighting some recent challenges encountered and victories B E N E FA C T O R S
achieved by groups across the Commonwealth in their ongoing Architectural Heritage Foundation
work to preserve our heritage. Their stories prove that, even in this Childs.Bertman.Tseckares.Inc.
difficult economic climate, historic preservation efforts can, and Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Suffolk Construction Company
must, continue.
PAT R O N S
Also in this issue, we would like to update you on some of our
Carol Bratley
own recent activities and achievements, such as the Furthermore Cahoots
Foundation grant we’ve been awarded to print our long-awaited Cassin Winn Development
School Building Initiative report; and the Preservation Coalition’s Paul Faraca
Laurie Guptill
appearance before the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Taxa- Goody Clancy & Associates
tion, to testify in support of the Massachusetts Real Estate Invest- NER Construction, Inc.
ment Act (H.2903). PrintCentre
Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.
This is an exciting and crucial time for historic preservation in Tofias PC
Massachusetts. Please read the articles in this newsletter and visit Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
our website, www.preservationmass.org, on a regular basis to stay SPONSORS
informed about the latest preservation issues, events and programs Arrowstreet, Inc.
taking place in Massachusetts and across the nation. As always, I Barr & Barr, Inc., Builders
welcome your input as to how PreservatiON MASS can be a more Building Conservation Associates, Inc.
Colantonio Inc.
effective preservation advocate in your community. Please feel free Dimeo Construction Company
to contact us any time with questions, suggestions and ideas. Finegold Alexander + Associates
Maury Childs Richard J. Lundgren
Shawmut Design and Construction

2 Preservation & People, Summer 2003


PreservatiON MASS awarded Furthermore
grant to publish School Building Initiative
Sarah DiSano

East Boston High School, East Boston.


Photo courtesy of Cole and Goyette, Architects and Planners Inc.

PreservatiON MASS has been awarded a Further- Initial drafts of the School Building Initiative were
more grant for the purpose of publishing the School developed in 2000 and 2001, however with the
Building Initiative: an Endangered Historic Resource, restructuring of Board and Staff leadership in 2002,
an in depth report on Massachusetts’ school build- final editing and printing of the book was unavoid-
ing code regulations and the historical, social and ably postponed. In January of 2003, PreservatiON
economic value of our older neighborhood school MASS received the assistance of John David Powell,
buildings. Furthermore: a program of the J.M. a Birmingham Southern College intern, who spent
Kaplan Fund, encourages publishing in the fields of four weeks diligently editing the book, improving
cultural history; art, architecture and design; and both the quality of its content and enhancing images
conservation—and about related and other public and graphics. In March of 2003, the School Building
issues. Initiative was posted on our website, www.preserva-
In 1997, Historic Massachusetts, Inc., now tionmass.org, in the “Community Tool Box” page.
PreservatiON MASS, recognized the threat of a state And this summer, thanks to the Furthermore grant,
school building program that favored and funded the School Building Initiative will finally be available
new construction over renovation of older schools in print!
in local neighborhoods. (During the course of
research, it was soon discovered that this is also a For more information about the School Building
nationwide issue of concern.) We developed the Initiative, visit our website www.preservationmass.
School Building Initiative to create a greater aware- org or call 617-723-3383. PreservatiON MASS
ness of the benefits of using existing buildings and would like to thank Elsa Fitzgerald, for her help in
the challenges communities face as they renovate securing this grant; and Constance Beaumont (for-
schools. As the various case studies included in the merly of the NTHP), Scott Heyl (Preservation League
report demonstrate, not only can existing buildings of New York State) and Wendy Nicholas (NTHP
house extraordinary educational spaces, they also Northeast Regional Office), for their wonderful let-
provide a link to a community’s heritage, and they ters of support for this important project.
can protect open space by encouraging rehabilitation
over sprawl and new development.

Summer 2003, Preservation & People 3


&
OUTREACH ADVOCACY:

Springfield Preservation Trust begins


Strategic Planning Process
Sarah DiSano

O n June 23, 2003 representatives from PreservatiON


MASS, the Springfield Preservation Trust (SPT), Save
Historic Holyoke (SHH) and the Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission (PVPC) gathered together in Springfield
for a workshop designed to identify and evaluate the strengths,
opinions about community issues and how these organizations
could become more effective preservation advocates will be
incorporated into the development of the Strategic Plan. In
September, the groups will conduct a two day Goals and
Objective Workshop, the results of which Ms. Burcham will
weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) facing the SPT use to develop a Goals and Objectives Report and Strategic
and the Western Massachusetts preservation community. The Plan Framework. Once the Strategic Plan is finalized, the SPT
workshop, conducted by nonprofit consultant Lisa Burcham, plans to apply for a National Trust Local Initiative Challenge
was made possible through a National Trust for Historic Grant, the purpose of which is to enable an emerging local
Preservation Local Initiative Technical Assistance Grant. preservation organization to strengthen its organizational
Over the next three months representatives from each capacity, develop the stability and resources necessary to hire
organization will continue to work toward the development of and effectively use professional staff, and plan for organiza-
a Strategic Plan. During the summer months Ms. Burcham will tional growth that fulfills its preservation mission.
be conducting interviews with local “stake holders” whose

The Endangered Historic Resources Committee:


2003 Ten Most Endangered
Dick Lundgren, Committee Keith Morgan, Boston
Historic Resources to be Chair, University
announced in November PreservatiON MASS
Jim Alexander, PreservatiON
Henry Moss, Boston Society of
Arcahitects
PreservatiON MASS’ 2003 Ten Most Endan- MASS Sarah Murray, Springfield
gered Historic Resources will be announced Carol Bratley, PreservatiON Preservation Trust
MASS Bonnie Parsons, Pioneer Valley
Wednesday, November 19th at the Fall Preservation
Susan McDaniel Ceccacci, Planning Commission
Gathering at Fenway Park in Boston. Save the date Preservation Worcester Albert Rex, Boston Preservation
for this exciting event! Maury Childs, PreservatiON Alliance
Over the past several months, Dick Lundgren, MASS Clarissa Rowe, PreservatiON
PreservatiON MASS Board member and the new Mike Creasy, Blackstone Valley MASS
Chair of the Endangered Committee, has been National Heritage Corridor Gretchen Schuler, Preservation
working hard to recruit new members to the Com- Commission Consultant
mittee and to restructure and strengthen the Com- Marilyn Fenollosa, National Stanley Smith, Historic Boston
mittee’s responsibilities. Under Dick’s leadership, Trust for Historic Preservation Incorporated
the Committee will meet throughout the year and Lanie Finbury, Architectural Tony Souza, WHALE
to maintain regular contact with Endangered Heritage Foundation Elaine Stiles, Vanasse Hangen
Elsa Fitzgerald, PreservatiON Brustlin, Inc.
resource representatives.
MASS Mayor Michael Sullivan (or rep-
For more information about the Ten Most Polly Harrell, Boston Affiliates resentative),
Endangered program or the upcoming Fall Preserva- Allen Johnson, PreservatiON City of Holyoke
tion Gathering at Fenway Park, please call 617- MASS Claudia Wu, PreservatiON
723-3383 or visit www.preservationmass.org. Doug Kelleher, PreservatiON MASS
MASS Sally Zimmerman, Cambridage
Ellen Lipsey, Boston Landmarks Historical Commission
Commission

4 Preservation & People, Summer 2003


The Provincetown Historical Commission
Eric Dray

To understand Provincetown’s unique architectural heritage, one must first know its history.

P rior to the 17th century,


Native Americans made
seasonal use
Provincetown as a fishing sta-
tion. European explorations
of
toric district. Much of the
town’s historic architecture was
designated a National Register
(NR) district in 1988, and the
began in the mid 16th century Cape Cod Commission’s
and Provincetown Harbor was regional regulatory authority
the first landing site of the has provided some protection.
Mayflower in 1620. The local However, as with so many
economy suffered from the other special places, Province-
British embargo and the town’s popularity is its greatest
town’s exposed position dur- threat. Property values have
ing the Revolution and War of soared. Renovation—and dem-
1812. During the late 18th olition—of historic structures
and early 19th centuries, pros- has increased dramatically.
perous fishing and salt making Historic image of Adams Pharmacy, at As with many preservation
led to the development of a Commercial and Gosnold Streets. battles, a high profile loss gal-
Photo: Town of Provincetown. vanized the support of resi-
village along Provincetown
Harbor shore. Wharf con-
struction and harbor improvements stimulated local
growth, making Provincetown a primary maritime, fish-
ing, and commercial center by the mid 19th century. Late
19th century decline in fishing was followed by an influx
of seasonal tourists and the establishment of the nation’s
first art colony in 1901. Artists were soon joined by writ-
ers: the opening of Provincetown Players Theater in 1915
established a bohemian counter-culture enclave with ties
to New York and Europe. With the rise of the automobile
tourism and resort-related growth continued, and while
the permanent population declined, the number of sea-
sonal residents rose. Today, Provincetown has absorbed
another cultural layer, becoming the premier year-round
and seasonal destination of gay men and lesbians.
What makes Provincetown unique is not just its many Blanche Lazell Cottage.
historic and cultural layers, but the fact that each layer is Photo: Town of Provincetown.
legible in its built environment: fishing shacks became
writers’ studios, Greek Revival houses were altered to dents and visitors. In 2002, the studio and beachfront
provide north-facing studio windows; bohemian shop- cottage of renowned woodcut artist Blanche Lazell was
keepers creatively altered Victorian-era storefronts; yards demolished to construct a summer house. The demolition
were littered with flotsam and jetsam or a myriad of coincided with a retrospective of her work at Boston’s
sculptures. Museum of Fine Arts. Residents and famous artists sent
With such extraordinary history, the need to protect letters to our local paper expressing outrage and fear—
Provincetown’s heritage seemed obvious. Residents have this loss made many realize what local preservationists
long recognized the need to preserve our natural environ- had long understood—there’s no guarantee that your her-
ment—almost 80% of the town is protected open space. itage is safe without legal protection.
But in 1977 the town rejected efforts to create a local his- continued on page 8

Summer 2003, Preservation & People 5


Searching
for
Hassanamesitt

The Hassanamesitt project is part of


TPL’s national Tribal Lands Program, which
is designed to protect sites of significance to
tribes permanently and to ensure tribal
access to the land. Nationally, TPL has
helped protect more than 30,000 acres of
land important to tribes such as the North
Carolina and Oklahoma Cherokee, Kla-
math, San Felipe and Santo Domingo Pueb-
los, Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs,
Yakama, and Wampanoag.
To learn more, or to make a dona-
tion, please contact Sheila Dennis at
the Trust for Public Land at (617) 367-
6200 x323 or visit www.tpl.org/massa-
chusetts.
Hassanamesitt, Grafton. Photo courtesy of Trust for Public Land.

I n Grafton, the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national


nonprofit conservation organization, and the Grafton
Land Trust have launched the Campaign for a Green
Grafton to raise $1 million in private funds to protect
two properties totaling 260 acres. One of the parcels is
Town of Burlington seeking
interested parties to dismantle
and relocate c. 1770
Grandview Farm Rear Barn
reported to include the core remains of Hassanamesitt, a
‘Praying Town’ founded by Reverend John Eliot in the The Town of Burlington seeks interested
17th century for native peoples who joined the Christian
religion. One of only two Praying Towns to achieve full parties to dismantle and relocate a c. 1770
church status, Hassanamesitt was occupied by Has- English Style Barn, with 19th century
sanamisco, members of the larger Nipmuc Tribe, and
existed for about 20 years until King Phillip's War erupt- alterations. The original barn was separated
ed. At that point, the settlement was abandoned as longitudinally around 1850, widened by 10
natives left to fight in the war or were forcibly removed
by the English settlers. feet, patch reconnected and lengthened.
Research conducted in 2003 by the UMASS Center for The result is a 40 by 90 foot “Colonial
Cultural and Environmental History strongly suggests
that the Praying Town is located on this property, which Revival” style barn. Interested parties
was recently the target of an intensive development pro- should contact Larry Rittenberg,
posal. Conservation of the land will allow for on-site
archeological investigations to confirm the presence of Town of Burlington, 29 Centre Street,
the village site and will create a roughly 450-acre corri- Burlington, MA 01803, 781-270-1636 or
dor of open space for habitat protection and low-impact
recreation.
email: lrittenberg@burlmass.org.

6 Preservation & People, Summer 2003


Preservation Coalition
NEWS BRIEFS
Sarah DiSano

May 2003 – At the May 7th meeting, the Preserva- for present and future generations to learn from and
tion Coalition had the rare and exciting opportunity to enjoy.
learn firsthand about how historic preservation works in June 2003 – On June 3rd the Preservation Coali-
Scotland. Leigh Johnston, an Inspector of Historic tion went before the State Legislature’s Joint Committee
Buildings for Historic Scotland (Scotland’s national pub- on Taxation to testify in support of the Massachusetts
lic preservation agency), gave the Coalition a fascinating Real Estate Investment Act (H.2903). Albert Rex
and informative lecture about Historic Scotland’s vari- (Boston Preservation Alliance) and Cara Metz (Massa-
ous programs. Ms. Johnston received a grant from the chusetts Historical Commission) presented to the Com-
mittee financial and statistical data
demonstrating the tremendous success
of the Federal Tax Credit program and
other State Tax Credit programs. Bob
Kuehn (Keen Development Corpora-
tion, NTHP Advisor and PreservatiON
MASS Board Member) and Jean Car-
roon (Goody Clancy & Associates and
PreservatiON MASS Board Member)
provided expert testimony as to how the
Massachusetts State Tax Credit would
create jobs and increase the number of
development/rehabilitation projects
across the state, particularly in urban
areas. Michael Maresco (Assistant Secre-
tary of State) spoke on behalf of Secre-
tary William F. Galvin, who, though
unable to attend the hearing, fully sup-
ports the proposed State Tax Credit.
Leigh Johnston presented a slide lecture about historic preserva- The Taxation Committee, co-chaired by
tion in Scotland to the Preservation Coalition in May. Senator Cynthia Stone Creem and Representative Paul
C. Casey, asked each panelist several astute questions
Quinque Foundation (which provides opportunities for and responded favorably to all of the testimony. As of
the exchange of skills, experience and ideas among mid- our publication date, the Committee on Taxation has yet
career practitioners, their employers and their host to report out on H.2903.
organizations by supporting annual fellowships for up to
eight individuals from Scotland and the United States) to
come to the United States and learn more about our
Federal and State Preservation Tax Credit programs, the
STATEWIDE HISTORIC
equivalent of which does not presently exist in Scotland. PRESERVATION CONFERENCE
However, Ms. Johnston did discuss a number of similar-
ities between Scottish and American preservation pro-
September 5, 2003
grams. For instance, both countries maintain a register The 2003 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference,
of historic properties of national and local significance “Linking Arts, Culture, and Preservation”, will take
(in Scotland this register is called their “Listed Build- place Friday September 5th at Emerson College in
ings.”) Historic Scotland also has a preservation grant
Boston. The PreservatiON MASS Historic District/Histori-
program, but unlike many federal and statewide preser-
cal Commission Committee has prepared a track of three
vation grant programs in the US that are mostly avail-
able only to municipal agencies and non profit sessions for the Conference: Preservation 101, What’s a
organizations, their grants are open to private owners of 501 (c) 3? Establishing Friends Groups and Non Profit
historic buildings. Despite some small differences, it was Organizations, and Local Historic Districts or Neighbor-
clear from Ms. Johnston’s lecture that preservationists hood Conservation Districts.
around the world—no matter the age, material, or style For more information about a PreservatiON MASS Con-
of resources—are faced with the same challenges and ference session, please call 617-723-3383.
have the same mission at heart: to preserve our heritage

Summer 2003, Preservation & People 7


Agawam Historical Association begins
preservation of c. 1757 Thomas Smith House
David Cecchi

Photo courtesy of Agawam Historical Commission.

Provincetown Historical Comission

N ot much about the red, gambrel-roofed house at 251 North


West Street here has changed over the last two and a half cen-
turies. Lacking conveniences such as indoor plumbing and
central heating, the house is in nearly original condition. It is thought
that the house was last “renovated” about 200 years ago. Michael
continued from page 4

In April 2003, after three years of hard


work, the Provincetown Historic District
Study Committee (PHDSC) presented to town
meeting a proposal for a local historic district,
Steinitz, Director of the Massachusetts Historical Commission Preserva-
using the existing NR district as the boundary.
tion Planning Division, recently described it as “a rare and unusually
Prior to the meeting, criticism had been muted
well-preserved late 18th century, story-and-a-half, gambrel-roofed
and there was much vocal support, but the
house...a remarkably intact survival of what probably was a very typi-
outcome remained unpredictable. At town
cal, but largely disappeared regional building form.”
meeting the Town adopted a Ch. 40C local
The Agawam Historical Association purchased the house from the
historic district, approving the proposed 1500
heirs of a longtime member in June 2002, thinking they were buying
property local historic district. Over 90% of
the Mathew Noble House, c. 1715. Soon thereafter, deed research, den-
the 600 residents present voted in support of
dochronology and expert opinion suggested a more probable mid-18th
one of the state’s largest local districts, break-
century date, coinciding with the 1757 ownership of the property by
ing into standing ovation after the vote. Many
Thomas Smith, a carpenter and housewright.
came up to the PHDSC in tears, grateful and
The association plans to “preserve” the house, rather than “restore”
relieved that our heritage is now protected.
it, and hopes eventually to open it to the public. Bonnie Parsons of the
The community’s passion for their heritage
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission recently completed a National
was given a forum for expression, and they
Register nomination, which is being reviewed by the Massachusetts His-
made a strong statement that Provincetown
torical Commission. A Condition Assessment Report is currently being
understands the role its heritage plays in the
performed by Thomas Paske of Westfield, Mass, and a capital campaign
quality of our lives.
is also planned to raise funds for the project. Anyone interested in fur-
ther information about the Thomas Smith house should call David Cec-
Eric Dray is Chair of the Provincetown
chi at 413-786-3236.
Historic District Study Committee.

8 Preservation & People, Summer 2003


PreservatiON MASS Welcomes
Two New Directors!
Sarah DiSano

PreservatiON MASS recently welcomed two new Directors.


We are honored and excited to have Tom Birmingham and Peter Welsh on the Board!
Tom Birmingham is an attor- Peter Welsh is Vice President
ney in Palmer & Dodge LLPs Real for Strategic Planning and National
Estate Department. The immedi- Development for Suffolk Construc-
ate past President of the Massa- tion Company, representing Suffolk
chusetts State Senate and a Rhodes nationally and locally. Peter has
Scholar, Tom was elected state sen- twenty years of experience as a
ator in 1991. In his first term, he chief executive in both the public
was the Senate chair of the Joint and private sectors. Prior to work-
Committee on Education. In his ing for Suffolk, he was the City of
second term, he was appointed to Boston’s Chief of Policy and Plan-
chair the Senate committee on ning from 1994 to 2002, where he
Ways and Means. Midway managed 32 city departments and
through his third term, Tom was the policy division of the Mayor’s
elected President of the Senate. Office, and he served as the
Co-author of the Education Mayor’s Chief of Staff from 1993
Reform Act of 1993, he successful- to 1994. From 1991 to 1993 he
ly fought every year since its pas- was Director of the Central
sage for the law's full funding. Peter Welsh and Tom Birmingham Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Team
Tom also championed issues relat- for the City of Boston, where he
ing to historic preservation for which he received the Tsongas coordinated design review of all Central Artery/Third Harbor
Award in 1998 for exceptional leadership in preserving the Tunnel plans. Peter is a graduate of the New England School
historic and cultural heritage of the Commonwealth. In addi- of Law (Juris Doctor, 1997), the John F. Kennedy School of
tion, he received special recognition from the National Trust Government, Harvard University (Program for Senior Execu-
for Historic Preservation and Massachusetts Historical Com- tives in State and Local Government, 1987), and the Universi-
mission. Tom's legislative record has been acknowledged with ty of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Science, 1973).
numerous awards, including recognition from the American Welcome, Tom and Peter, to the PreservatiON MASS Board
Cancer Society, Bay Windows, the Children's Trust Fund, the of Directors. We look forward to working with you!
Massachusetts Coalition of Police, Project Bread, Meals on
Wheels, Massachusetts Alliance for Arts and Education, Uni-
fied Veterans Association, Massachusetts AFL-CIO, the Massa-
chusetts Municipal Association, the Massachusetts Bar
Association, the Women's Bar Association and Mass Insight."

Save the Date!


PreservatiON MASS
Fall Preservation Gathering
5:30 PM, Tuesday, November 18, 2003
At the .406 Club, Fenway Park, Boston
Join us for a cocktail reception and announcement of
the 2003 Ten Most Endangered Historic Resources.
Sponsored by the Boston Red Sox
For more information, please call 617-723-3383 or
visit our website: www.preservationmass.org.
Summer 2003, Preservation & People 9
Worcester Center for Crafts to offer
Historic Building Preservation and Restoration classes
The Worcester Center for Crafts is excited to offer
Historic Building Preservation and Restoration class-
es with a focus on homes built prior to World War II.
Participants in these new courses will have the oppor-
tunity to learn principals and techniques of building
preservation through lecture, demonstration, discus-
sion and hands-on opportunities. The Worcester
Center for Crafts’ partnership with Preservation
Worcester will provide enrolled students the oppor-
tunity to participate in guided trips to historic sites at
a reduced rate and share in Preservation Worcester’s
resources.

Worcester Center for Crafts


Historic Preservation I
Session I – September 2- November 8
Session II - November 11- January 31
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30 PM
The Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Call 508-753-8183 for a catalogue
www.worcestercraftcenter.org

This course is designed for homeowners, prospective


homeowners, and those interested in learning more about
managing restoration projects. Preservation Worcester will
introduce participants to techniques that help trace the history
of historic homes, as well as resources available for research.
Class emphasis will be placed on prioritizing preservation
projects for greater efficiency and cost effectiveness. Partici-
pants will learn to evaluate their own restoration projects
through a series of classes focusing on typical and atypical
problems with period structures. Topics include framing, win-
dows, roofing, hardware, plaster and paint. Class size is limit-
ed to provide individuals one-on-one information exchange
with the instructor. This class is a must for anyone facing resi-
dential restoration projects.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Bacon,


Director of Education, Preservation Worcester, 10 Cedar Street,
Worcester, MA 01609, tel. 508-754-8760, fax 508-798-0693,
email elizabeth@preservationworcester.org

10 Preservation & People, Summer 2003


PreservatiON MASS New and Renewed Members – THANK YOU!
4/8/03-7/11/03
Seniors/Students Sandra J. Luckraft Freetown Historical Donor
Margaret O. Alexander Judith N. Lund Commission Peter Aucella
Jeanne Bird Kaethe O’Keefe Maguire Daune B. Frey Thomas F. Birmingham
Mary Louise Boddy Stanley McDermet Nancy Goodwin Kathleen Born
Harry Durning Charlotte Moore Philip Herr/Herr Associates Joan Dillon
Laurie B. Evans-Daly Susan S. Nelson Historic Salem, Inc. Edward Dwyer
Allen C. Hill Sumner E. Perlman Kingston Historical Thomas P. King
Ray Hirschkop Cristina Prochilo Commission Charles Raso/Bricklayers
Esther M. Jepson Edward Stanley Randi Lathrop Union Local 3 MA
Jean P. Kefferstan Marcia D. Starkey Barbara Levy Clarissa Rowe
F. W. Martin Elaine Stiles Ellen Lipsey Phil Shwachman/First
Frederick M. Morth Didier Thomas Mr. & Mrs. John D. Mack American Realty, Inc.
Marcia M. Wengen Ms. Sandy Schaefer Ung Judy Markland Michael S. Teller, A.I.A./CBI
Ed & Lyn White Middleborough Historical Consulting, Inc.
Contributor/Organization Commission Barbara Timken
Friend Joan M. Angelosanto G. Britt Moses Howard Van Vleck
Julia Alekman Bolton Historical Marc Pelletier Mr. and Mrs. Bradford
Mrs. Jean Allen Bird Commission Pioneer Valley Planning Wetherell
David L. Bitterman Anne Booth Commission Katherine B. Winter
Dr. Blumenthal Brimfield Historical Carlton F. Rezendes
John K. Bullard Commission Peter W. Smith Sponsor
Susan McDaniel Ceccacci Town of Brookline South Hadley Historical Historic Boston Incorporated
Bruce Cohen Preservation Office Commission Martha’s Vineyard
Doris Cole Marcia Mulford Cini Cynthia Stone/North Bennet Preservation Trust, Inc.
Ron Couture Tanya M. Cushman Street School Daniel Romanow & B.
Ellen Glew Brett Donham/Donham & Norman P. Tucker Andrew Zelermyer
Beth A. Harding Sweeney Lowell A. Warren, Jr.
John R. Harrington Edward Bellamy Memorial John Woolsey Patron
Robert E. Hoogs Association Penny Wortham Thomas Schwartz/Depot
Catherine Hudson Edward Dusek & Paul Street Associates
Jane Holtz Kay Kelly/Manitou Architects
Arthur Krim Thomas Elmore/Elmore
Lara Kritzer Design Collaborative
Garrett Laws

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