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Protecting places. Promoting vibrancy. Preserving character. The Boston Preservation Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that protects, promotes, and preserves Boston’s historic places. Through advocacy and education, we bring people and organizations together to influence the future of Boston’s historic buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods. The Alliance believes Boston’s architectural heritage is a national treasure, contributing to the quality of life for Boston’s residents and visitors as well as to the economic vitality of the city. While committed to preserving the best of Boston’s historic built environment, the Alliance recognizes the importance of growth and development to a vibrant economy and advocates for a harmonious balance between old and new. With individual, organizational, and corporate members throughout the city and beyond, the Alliance provides a respected voice for preservation in Boston.

THE BOSTON PRESERVATION ALLIANCE 141 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114 617-367-2458 www.bostonpreservation.org


THE DRUKER COMPANY, LTD. CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S PRESERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

October 2018 Dear Friends, On behalf of the City of Boston, it is my pleasure to congratulate the Boston Preservation Alliance on its 40th anniversary. Non-profit organizations like the Alliance play a critical role helping city government perform at its best. Historic places - buildings and parks and neighborhoods - are so much a part of how we define our city, and are an important reason why Boston is so successful and so desirable. It is hard to imagine Boston without Fenway Park, its historic theaters on Washington Street, or the revitalized warehouses of Fort Point. I am thankful for the Alliance’s partnership with the Boston Landmarks Commission and its engagement with Boston residents, businesses, and institutions to make sure we preserve the rich landscape of our city for all to enjoy today. Thank you to all gathered this evening for everything you have contributed to our city and best wishes for another 40 years of success. Our city is a better place thanks to all the great work of the Boston Preservation Alliance. Sincerely,

50 Federal Street, Suite 1000, Boston, MA 02110 617‐357‐5700

Martin J. Walsh Mayor of Boston


TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S 2018-19 Organizational Members..............................................................9 2018-19 Board of Directors, Advisors, and Staff.. ...................................13 2018-19 Young Advisors.............................................................................14 2018-19 Corporate Members/Award Sponsors......................................16 Preservation Achievement Awards 10 Farnsworth Street................................................................................................. 22 316 Shawmut Avenue .............................................................................................. 26 Feldman Headquarters ............................................................................................ 30 George Robert White Memorial Fountain............................................................... 34 Jamaica Plain Branch Boston Public Library........................................................... 38 Stewardship Recognition .........................................................................42 Past Winners of the President’s and Codman Awards.....................45/47 Membership Opportunities.......................................................................................51 Meet Some of Our Members............................................................................... 52/55 Preservation Bucket List.............................................................................................62 The Alliance, Four Decades.........................................................................................81 Preservation Fact Sheet...............................................................................................88 Enabling a Public Role in Preservation....................................................................94

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Organizational Members provide essential connections between the Alliance and historic preservation issues in various parts of the community. The Alliance’s role as an umbrella organization encompasses a diversity of interests through our organizational members. Neighborhood preservation advocacy groups, historical societies and historic sites, museums, and other types of nonprofits are all part of the Alliance. We, in turn, provide advocacy assistance to our Organizational Members, and each appoints two delegates to vote on matters pertaining to the Alliance’s governance at our Annual Meeting. The Alliance promotes the events and activities sponsored by our Organizational Members and we commonly work together on joint programming.

congratulates the Boston Preservation Alliance on 40 years Fowler Clark of success.

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If your organization would like to work with the Alliance, please contact us at 617-367-2458.

2018-2019 ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS

historicboston.org

Gilded innovation: Building Materials and Technology at the Eustis Estate

January 25, 2019 Eustis Estate, Milton, Mass. $65, $25 for students with ID Call 617-994-6644 to register

Art Deco Society of Boston

Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Beacon Hill Civic Association

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Boston Athenaeum

Museum of African American History

Boston Building Resources

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston By Foot

National Park Service

Boston Society of Architects

Neighborhood Assoc. of the Back Bay

The Bostonian Society

New England Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians

Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen, Union Local 3

Nichols House Museum

Brighton-Allston Historical Society

North Bennet Street School

Charlestown Preservation Society

Old North Foundation

Chinese Historical Society of New England

Old South Meeting House

Congratulations, 2018 Preservation Achievements Award winners!

Congregational Library and Archives

Preservation Massachusetts

We applaud the Boston Preservation Alliance and you for your efforts to preserve Boston’s treasures and cultural assets. Congratulations also to the Alliance for your 40 years of work and 30th anniversary of these most prestigious awards.

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Dorchester Historical Society The Esplanade Association Freedom Trail Foundation Friends of Post Office Square Friends of the Public Garden Gibson House Museum

TheFreedomTrail.org

Historic Boston, Inc. Historic New England

Paul Revere Memorial Association South Boston Historical Society South End Historical Society The Trustees of Reservations Trinity Church Boston The Victorian Society in America, New England Chapter The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture Unbound Visual Arts 9


We celebrate the preservation of beautiful, historic Boston!

With congratulations to Boston Preservation Alliance on the 30th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards

Donald L. Saunders, Chairman & CEO

The D.L. Saunders Companies The D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., AMOÂŽ Est. 1898

20 Park Plaza Building Boston, MA 02116

www.ParkPlazaBuilding.com www.ParkPlazaExecCentre.com

617.426.4000 Connect@dlsaunders.com

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2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2018-2019 BOARD OF ADVISORS

Uniquely qualified to weigh in on the future of Boston’s built environment, the Board provides experience and expertise that informs and drives our decisions. Alliance Directors lead in the fields of architecture, project development, public policy, finance and investment management, urbanism, preservation and architectural history, architectural photography, material restoration and conservation, historic preservation, construction and material research, strategic communications, and design.

The Board of Advisors is made up of former Alliance Board Members and others with expert knowledge and experience to whom the Alliance staff and Board may turn for advice. They provide guidance and recommendations on a wide variety of issues confronting the Alliance, neighborhoods, and the city.

W. Lewis Barlow, IV, FAIA

Carl Jay

Shawmut Design and Construction

Richard Bertman, FAIA, LEED, AP

Dara Obbard

W. Lewis Barlow, IV, and Architects, Inc.

William G. Barry, AIA

Michael LeBlanc, AIA Utile, Inc.

Daniel Bluestone

Peter Roth

Heritage Planning & Design

Nicole Benjamin-Ma

David Nagahiro, AIA, LEED, AP

VHB

CBT Architects

Frances Duffly

Nick Brooks, AIA, NCARB

Beatrice Nessen

Elaine (Lanie) Finbury

SmithGroup

Valerie Burns Consultant

Ross Cameron, RIBA Elkus Manfredi Architects

Laura Dziorny

Friends of the Public Garden Secretary

Susan Park

Minxie Fannin

Christopher Scoville

Gill Fishman Associates

Kay Flynn

Preservation Plus

Sean Geary

Acadian Asset Management Treasurer

Peter Goedecke Goedecke & Co., LLC

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez North Bennet Street School

Catharine Sullivan SixOverSix

Gibson House Museum

Bob Thomas

Saltaire Properties

Overlook Associates

Andrew Zelermyer

Drew Leff Stantec

Diana Pisciotta Denterlein Vice Chair

Gill Fishman

Boston University

Hackett Feinberg

Boston Preservation Alliance President

Rennie Center

Fannin-Lehner Preservation Consultants

CBT Architects

Eastern Bank Chairman

Regan Shields Ives, AIA, LEED, AP Finegold Alexander Architects

Roger Tackeff

Renaissance Properties Vice Chair

Anthony Ursillo

Garelick Capital Partners, L.P.

Peter Vanderwarker

Vanderwarker Photography

STAFF Greg Galer

Paula Antonevich

Executive Director

Development Associate

Alison Frazee

Hannah Spicher

Director Of Advocacy

Communications Manager

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YOUNG ADVISORS The Young Advisors is a board of developing professionals whose role is to expand and amplify the Boston Preservation Alliance’s mission of education and advocacy by engaging Boston’s young professional community. They are active participants in the Alliance at all levels, from community outreach and policy discussion to social engagement. They host educational and social programming throughout the year to engage our growing network of young professionals and foster an appreciation of Boston’s architectural legacy and social history. By highlighting our city’s past, the Young Advisors strive to help create an architecturally, economically, and socially vibrant future for the City of Boston.

2018-2019 YOUNG ADVISORS Kelly Andrade

Shawmut Design & Construction President

Ashley Casavant

Laura Lacombe

Harvard Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnology Events Chair

Daughters of the American Revolution Vice President

Justin Masterman

Emilia Deimezis

Ravi Parmar

Appleton Antique Lighting

JP Morgan Chase

Bethany Drab

Ariana McSweeney

ICON Architecture

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Corinne Engelbert

Amanda Sanders

VHB

Lori Ferriss Goody Clancy

Eleni Glekas

Dain Torpy

Goody Clancy

Adam Wylie

Mayhew Project Management & Consulting Secretary

Boston Architectural College

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2018-2019 CORPORATE MEMBERS/AWARD SPONSORS ALLIANCE LEADER

Colantonio

The Druker Company Elkus Manfredi Architects

CV Properties Denterlein DiMella Shaffer

UNDERWRITER

Epsilon Associates

CBT Architects

Goedecke & Co., LLC

CITGO

Goulston & Storrs

Ipswich Bay Glass

Handel Architects

MP Boston

Hemenway & Barnes

The Boston Red Sox

MacRostie Historic Advisors Margulies Perruzzi Architects

ADVOCATE

NV5

D.L. Saunders Properties, LLC

P.J. Spillane Company, Inc.

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC

Feldman Land Surveyors

QMG Huntington

Finegold Alexander Architects

Redgate/Hilco

Grande Masonry

Renaissance Properties

GRoW @ Annenberg

S & F Concrete

Lee Kennedy & Co

Silman

NER Construction Management

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Shawmut Design and Construction

SmithGroup

Suffolk

Spencer, Sullivan & Vogt

The Davis Companies

Stantec

The HYM Investment Group

The Fallon Company

WinnCompanies

Vanderweil Engineers VHB

STEWARD

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Beacon Communities

W. Lewis Barlow, IV, and Architects

BOND Boston University Bruner/Cott Cabot, Cabot & Forbes C3 Commercial Construction Consulting

Andrew Sidford Architects

McGinley Kalsow & Associates, Inc.

Architectural Heritage Foundation

McNamara • Salvia

Arrowstreet

McPhail Associates

Boston Sign Company

Miller Dyer Spears

BrandSafway

Mintz Levin

Burns & Levinson LLP

Nitsch Engineering

Cambridge Seven Associates

One Dalton Owner, LLC

Capstone Communities

Phoenix Bay State Construction

Chase Multifamily Lending

Prellwitz Chilinski Associates

Choo & Company

Preservation Technology Associates

Consigli

R.P. Marzilli

Context Architecture

Reed Hilderbrand

Daedalus

Related Beal

Egan’s Church Furnishings & Restorations Rockland Trust Fannin-Lehner Preservation Consultants

Samuels & Associates

Freudenheim Partners

Sea-Dar Construction

Gensler

Serpentino Stained Glass Studio

Gilbert & Becker

Smith + St. John

Gladding McBean

Structures North Consulting Engineers

Goody Clancy Hacin + Associates Hines The Holland Companies Howard Stein Hudson ICON Architecture JB Ventures John A. Penney & Co Karas & Karas Glass Kavanagh Advisory Group Klein Hornig LDa Architecture & Interiors

SUSTAINER

Loomis l Sayles

AIA Guide to Boston Architecture

M & A Architecture & Interiors

A.W. Perry, Inc.

Mark Development

Acentech

Marr Scaffolding

TCR Development The Architectural Team Torrey Architecture, Inc. Trinity Financial Universal Window & Door UrbanMeritage Utile, Inc. Weston & Sampson William Rawn Associates Architects WSP ZEN Associates Sponsorships secured as of 10/3/18. Please let us know if we have made an error or omission.

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The CITGO Sign in Kenmore Square A PART OF BOSTON’S CULTURAL LANDSCAPE SINCE 1940. A BEACON OF THE BOSTON SKYLINE. A BACKGROUND TO EVERY HOME RUN OVER THE GREEN MONSTER AT FENWAY PARK. A BOSTON MARATHON FINAL-STRETCH MARKER.

2018

P R E S E R VAT I O N ACHIEVEMENT AWA R D S Monday, October 22 60 State Street

It’s more than a sign, I T ’S AN ICON.

2018-2019 Alliance Leaders:

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PRESERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Preservation Achievement Awards! The Alliance is delighted to welcome you to a family of architects, developers, craftsmen, and preservationists who believe that creating a better future for Boston lies in preserving its past. Bestowed annually since 1988, the Preservation Achievement Awards honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation and compatible new construction in Boston. Celebrated for their positive impact on the city’s built environment, winning projects are looked upon as models for future preservation work. Visit our website for more information: www.bostonpreservation.org

2018 AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE Roger Tackeff (Chair)

Kay Flynn

W. Lewis Barlow IV

Michael LeBlanc

William G. Barry Jr.

David Nagahiro

Nicole Benjamin-Ma

Susan Park

Minxie Fannin

Regan Shields Ives

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10 FARNSWORTH STREET Fort Point

OWNER/DEVELOPER

PROJECT TEAM

JB Ventures

Acentech City of Boston- Environmental Department C3 Campbell-McCabe Existing Conditions Surveys Feldman Land Surveyors The Green Engineer Howard Stein Hudson

TCR

ARCHITECT CBT Architects

Landworks Studio, Inc. McNamara/Salvia McPhail Associates Price Sustainability Associates RDK Engineers Sea-Dar Construction Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Sladen Fenstein Integrated Wil-Spec

First developed in the 1830s, Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, now a Landmark District, is a vibrant assemblage of former warehouses and manufacturing buildings sensitively converted for office, retail, and housing. Because a single company, the Boston Wharf Company, developed much of the district, the buildings are cohesive in materials, scale, and massing. When it came time to construct a new building in Fort Point on an empty corner lot, the design team was faced with a challenge. They needed to design a building that was unquestionably new but simultaneously fit within the context of the historic architecture and also met the guidelines of the Landmark District. To do so they extensively studied the contextual framework of the surrounding neighborhood. The new building embraces the scale and rhythm of the historic streetscape and the muted, industrial color palate allows the building to recede so that the rich colors of the historic masonry around the site dominate. And yet, the new building at 10 Farnsworth makes its own, modern statement creating a dynamic blend of old and new. Another challenge the project team faced was the imminent threat of floods, already impacting this part of Boston. To prepare for the impacts of rising waters, the design incorporated flood proofing elements at the ground level including a concrete-walled “bathtub” up to a specific height within the façade itself, hidden from view. This “bathtub” will protect the ground floor retail space and access to the residential units above from flood damage. Designing a new building in an old neighborhood with acute risks of flooding is a challenge, but this project is a great example of an innovative, sustainable design that is appropriate in its context. “Replacing lost buildings in historic neighborhoods is never easy,” says Greg Galer, Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance. “10 Farnsworth takes a pensive yet bold approach in an eclectic, Landmarked, warehouse neighborhood all while addressing resiliency challenges.”

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CONGRATULATIONS to all the

2018 Boston Preservation Alliance Award Winners

TO THE BPA, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO PRESERVING OUR BELOVED CITY.

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316 SHAWMUT AVENUE South End

OWNER/DEVELOPER

PROJECT TEAM

Boston Property Ventures

Boston Coastal Consulting Linea 5, Inc. GB Consulting Engineers Prometheus Life Safety

ARCHITECT Embarc Studio

Located at a prominent corner in the South End Landmark District, this project site required a particularly sensitive approach. Striving to celebrate and activate the historic building, the project team rehabilitated the existing 1860s Greek Revival brick row house, created a contemporary rear addition for three residences, and reimagined a first floor retail space. Because of the significant sight lines to the property from Union Park, and beyond the property to the historic church behind it, the team set the new addition back to minimize the visual impacts. The masonry design is contextual for the neighborhood but markedly modern. Greg Galer, Executive Director of the Alliance says that this project finds “a modern vocabulary that aptly speaks to the historic adjacencies from today harmoniously with the voices of the past.�

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FELDMAN HEADQUARTERS

152 Hampden Street, Roxbury

The 19th century building at 152 Hampden Street in Roxbury had seen better days. Originally home to the Boston Piano Company, it subsequently housed Hall Treadle Works, Stimler Machine Shop, and the Peet Valve Company. By the time Michael Feldman looked at the building to house his survey company, the first floor was a dirty storage space for cars and bicycles. But he was able to see beyond what was in front of him to envision what the building could be. He saw a new life and energy he could bring to the building and to the Roxbury community. After an extensive renovation, the large masonry structure is now Feldman’s headquarters. The offices on the upper floors embrace original features of the building with exposed beams and restored metal doors. The first floor is now home to a local brewery (Backlash Beer Company) and invites Roxbury residents to commune and engage with the space. The Feldman company strives to be part of the community, bringing jobs and internship opportunities to local students and adding vibrancy to the neighborhood. “An old piano factory, a brewery, and a land surveying company with roots in transits and tape measures now embracing lasers and drones, seem like an odd blend, but in fact demonstrate the ultimate creative fusion that breeds success, vibrancy, and character of a modern city,” says Greg Galer, Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance. “When a small, local business falls in love with a historic building enough to take on its renovation for itself, embraces their neighborhood including its nearby school and students, and then opens its doors with a brew pub, what’s not to applaud? The fact that preservation is community based is exemplified at the highest level here.”

OWNER/DEVELOPER Feldman Land Surveyors

ARCHITECT

McMahon Architects

PROJECT TEAM Bay Colony Development Corp. Boston Environmental Corp. C3 Eastern Bank Goulston & Storrs HW Moore Associates, Inc. The Lagasse Group McPhail Associates, LLC Perishable Management Services RP Marzilli TFMoran Inc.

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ENSURING PROJECTS ARE RIGHT. FROM THE GROUND UP SINCE 1946

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Congratulations to

all of the

2018 Preservation Achievement Award winners and Happy 40th Anniversary to Boston Preservation Alliance!!

Since 1982, PCA has committed to preserving New England’s historic locations. We are proud to support the Boston Preservation Alliance.

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OWNER/DEVELOPER

ARCHITECT

PROJECT TEAM

Boston Parks & Recreation Department

Weston & Sampson

Friends of the Public Garden ZEN Associates, Inc.

The George Robert White Memorial Fountain, the “angel” in the northwest corner of the Boston Public Garden, was created from funds bequeathed by White for “works of public beauty and utility” throughout the city. The fountain was created in his memory and serves as a tranquil respite from the bustle of urban life. Renowned sculptor Daniel Chester French was commissioned to create the memorial along with his longtime collaborator, architect Henry Bacon. French is best known for creating the Pulitzer Prize medal and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The monument to White is entitled “Casting Bread Upon the Waters.” French, who was famous for his angels—and whose model for the memorial was a flapper of the 1920s—shows her as a slightly smiling angelic figure holding a basket and scattering seed, metaphorically indicating White’s generosity and the many fruits it bore. The fountain beneath the sculpture, however, had been dormant since the 1980s, and the entire site needed its own angel to bring back this little oasis to the city. The Friends of the Public Garden, in partnership with the City of Boston, raised funds for the fountain’s restoration and future care. The project included restoration of the fountain and its basin with new, sustainable mechanical systems, a new accessible path, bronze railings at the stairs, two new benches, upgrades to the lighting, and landscape renovations. This corner of the garden is once again a serene and inviting space for all visitors.

GEORGE ROBERT WHITE MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

Boston Public Garden

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JAMAICA PLAIN BRANCH BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

30 South Street, Jamaica Plain OWNER/DEVELOPER City of Boston, Public Facilities Department

ARCHITECT Utile, Inc.

PROJECT TEAM Acentech Andelman and Lelek Engineering Anton Grassl Photography BLW Engineers Boston Public Library Building Conservation Associates Colantonio Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library

Kalin Associates Lam Partners McPhail Associates Richard Burck Associates RSE Associates Samiotes Consultants Vanderweil Engineers VJ Associates of New England

The charming public library building in Jamaica Plain was built in 1909 to serve the local community. Situated next to a much larger municipal building and oriented towards a side street, this neighborhood gem needed some serious polish to stay relevant. It was even unclear to visitors where to enter the building. A 1980s renovation created a new accessible entrance yet raised security issues and only exacerbated the library’s identity crisis. This project sought to once and for all remedy these problems, creating a bold entrance facing the public square while gracefully navigating a tiny area available between the lofty municipal building and the dainty library. The new entrance is prominent and modern while tying into the historic architecture by playfully incorporating the coloration of the masonry buildings into the carefully calculated shading pattern in the frit of the glass. The new addition reinstated a prominent entry sequence to the library, but the rest of the building needed a major update as well and this was completed with the utmost sympathy to its history. The renovated interior preserves its original features, such as fireplaces, wooden trim and bookcases, and large windows. The designers even created a custom wallpaper for the children’s room with a subtle print of silhouettes of characters by local authors. There is a new space for teens in an area converted from underutilized space in the balcony and a sweet, little new patio for outdoor reading and relaxation. The library now better serves the community while bringing its historic character and charm to both new young readers and former children’s section visitors. “Public buildings play a critical role in neighborhood success, and this is nowhere more apparent than in a library. But transforming a small, historic library into a vibrant central node for the community faces many challenges. Here a tiny lot for expansion, a charming (aka small) building, and a more dominant, historic community treasure adjacent required threading a lot of needles. Layer on today’s program needs and success is miraculous. Here in JP the historic train-station-like 1909 library has been sensitively rehabilitated and joined with a sympathetic, modern new partner, a duo that will serve the city well for future generations,” says Greg Galer, Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance.

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2018 Preservation Achievement Awards Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain Branch Architect: Utile | Photo: Anton Grassl/ESTO

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STEWARDSHIP Major restorations or rehabilitations often take place in many phases, over a period of years. Through long-term preservation planning, phasing, and fundraising, stewards chip away at needs one project and one piece at a time. In essence, these preservation projects are never truly complete. For that reason we are pleased to recognize teams whose long-term commitment promises that these unique treasures of Boston will be here for us and for those who follow to enjoy.

OHABEI SHALOM CEMETERY CHAPEL 147 Wordsworth Street, East Boston

The Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) assumed responsibility for the 1844 Ohabei Shalom Cemetery, the state’s first legally established Jewish cemetery, in 1996. Inspired by the research of students at the Boston Architectural College, JCAM decided to save and rehabilitate the dilapidated 1903 chapel building. Their efforts over many years, and especially through the completion of a recent phase of restoration, have saved this treasure from loss with plans for it to become the East Boston Immigration Center. The Center will house a permanent exhibit chronicling the immigration history of greater Boston and will provide space for a variety of programs. A series of fundraising efforts and grants made possible the recent restoration of the chapel’s envelope, a critical first phase to assuring the building’s future. The project included structural reinforcement, masonry repointing, slate roof repairs, replacement of gutters and downspouts, window lintels, and wooden entry doors, and the restoration of stained glass. Though renovation of the interior has yet to be undertaken, the building is now secure and maintains its solemn, stately presence in the historic cemetery. OWNER/DEVELOPER Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts

ARCHITECT Spencer, Sullivan, & Vogt

PROJECT TEAM American Steeple & Tower Aniceto, Inc. Cenaxo Henderson Foundation JCAM Charitable Foundation Lyn Hovey Studio M.J. Mawn, Inc. MA Preservation Projects Fund Structures North Consulting Engineers

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PAST WINNERS

President’s Award for Excellence The President’s Award for Excellence recognizes individuals, corporations, or projects that have made remarkable contributions to the City of Boston, not just as those who support and foster preservation, but for enhancing the success and vibrancy of the city in a way which aligns with the mission of the Alliance.

2014 Howard Elkus and David Manfredi 2015 Jonathan G. Davis, The Davis Companis 2016 Shawmut Design and Construction 2017 The Boston Red Sox

Elkus, Manfredi, and Galer- 2014

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Hiscoe, Jay, and Galer- 2016

Galer and Davis- 2015

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PAST WINNERS

Codman Award for Lifetime Achievement The Codman Award for Lifetime Achievement, named for John Codman who established Boston’s first historic District (Beacon Hill) in 1955, recognizes outstanding and career-long contributions to preservation in Boston. These recipients have each, in their own way, protected, promoted, and preserved the character of the city. The Alliance is honored to recognize their commitment.

1988 Stephen Coyle 1989 John Joseph Moakley 1990 Henry Lee 1997 Robert G. Neiley

Park, Galer, and Menino

2004 David Anderson 2006 Joe and Susan Park 2007 Paul McGinley 2010 Judith Selwyn 2012 Richard Bertman

Galer and Moss

2013 Thomas M. Menino 2014 Antonia Pollak BOSTON | 617.266.1710 MARTHA’S VINEYARD | 508.939.9312 PATRICKAHEARN.COM

2015 Henry Moss 2017 Robert Campbell

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30 Years of Winners

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Over the last 30 years the Alliance has recognized over 200 projects around Boston with a Preservation Achievement Award. Each project was completed by a skilled team of architects, designers, contractors, craftsmen, and preservationists. Several firms and departments have emerged as frequent winners. Listed below are the most decorated recipients of the Alliance’s Preservation Achievement Award:

Nitsch Engineering Building Conservation Associates, Inc. CBT Architects Shawmut Design & Construction Haley & Aldrich McNamara Salvia, Inc. Acentech City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department Elkus Manfredi Architects Simpson Gumpertz & Heger The Architectural Team Tremont Preservation Services 49


WE ARE AS STRONG AS OUR MEMBERSHIP To continue to advocate for the historic fabric of our beloved City, the Alliance relies on membership and contributions to provide the funding to do our work. We are not a City agency and receive no funds from the City of Boston. Our members are integral in helping preserve Boston’s irreplacable historic fabric.

Individual Membership Young Professional (age 40 or younger) $40 Supporter $60 Contributor $100 Patron $250 Benefactor $500 Membership can be given as a gift.

Organizational Membership Nonprofit partners have provided essential connections between the Alliance and historic preservation issues as well as a united voice for citywide efforts to ongoing advocacy and education.

Corporate Membership Corporate members highlight their philanthropic commitment to our shared interest and that of many of their clients: vibrancy, adaptability, and balance between preservation and thoughtful change in Boston.

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger congratulates Boston Preservation Alliance for 40 years of protecting and improving our city’s architectural heritage.

Institutional Membership Membership connects the Alliance, educators and students interested in the future of Boston’s historic building, landscapes and communities, and real world challenges of historic preservation in a thriving city.

Ways to Give Donations can be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. We also accept sustaining and employer matching gifts, support through donor advised funds, and would be honored to be part of your charitable legacy as a designee of your estate. Please contact Paula Antonevich pantonevich@bostonpreservation.org for benefits and cost of membership or to learn more about supporting the Alliance. www.sgh.com Boston | Chicago | Houston | New York | San Francisco | Southern California | Washington, DC

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MEET SOME OF OUR MEMBERS I sought out the Alliance in the early ‘90s, when I moved to Boston from New York City. I worked in preservation in New York after having studied historic preservation at Columbia University. As owner of Saltaire Properties, my work now involves bringing new life to forgotten hotels in the Northeast. I respect that as the go-to voice of record on topics relating to the built environment in Boston, the Alliance is thoughtful and collaborative in its approach. I’ve always had a particular ROBERT THOMAS interest in ugly, unloved, and “obsolete” buildings. In addition to previously serving on the Board of the Alliance, I’m also active in Docomomo, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the modern movement.

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Construction is my second career, as I’m a Classics major from Mount Holyoke College who came to Bosto n after graduation to work at the Museum of Fine Arts, which I did for my first six years out of college. Now I’m a senior project manager for a general contractor. A big project of ours which you’ve probably heard of is the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. As a Boston resident, my interest in preservation and the Alliance specifically is bigger than the work I do every day. The Alliance’s goals and mission are in line with mine both at home and at work. Being a member is a natural thing for me.

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I joined a group called ‘Save Fenway Park!’ in 1999 because I love baseball, Fenway and Boston—thus was I introduced to ‘historic preservation.’ President Susan Park and then Executive Director Albert Rex provided the seed money for the bumper stickers for ‘Save Fenway Park.’ Those green bumper stickers were everywhere! One thing I think people should know about the Alliance is that ERIKA TARLIN battles must be chosen. Not all structures can be saved. But a factual, thoughtful argument should be made on behalf of the buildings; they cannot speak for themselves. Without the Alliance and its education, outreach, and network of support, much of what we love about Boston and its architectural history could be lost. It’s hard to remember my very first engagement with the Alliance, though I do remember several very fun events organized by the Alliance’s Young Advisors in their early years. Today Boston is booming! New development is on every corner and it’s coming faster than anyone can process. We need the Alliance more than ever to help draw attention to the need for thoughtful, well-planned development that is appropriate for the neighborhood and preserves historic NELSON SAMANTHA NELSON structures and spaces when possible.The SAMANTHA Alliance’s recent work to save St. James African Orthodox Church near my neighborhood in Fort Hill/Highland Park, Roxbury was especially meaningful to me. I’m the Executive Director of Boston By Foot, a nonprofit organization that offers in-depth, volunteer-led historical and architectural walking tours. We’re proud to be organizational members of the Boston Preservation Alliance. This spring, we partnered with the Alliance to host a tour of the endangered downtown Ladder Blocks. We plan to offer the tour next spring – stay tuned! 55


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PHOTOGRAPHING BOSTON THEN & NOW

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PHOTOGRAPHING BOSTON THEN & NOW Peter Vanderwarker Before digital cameras, most architectural photographers in Boston used a 4x5 view camera. (Big tripod, bellows, and darkcloth, just like Ansel Adams). My camera, a Linhof Kardan, weighed 26.5 pounds. (After four hours of lugging it around, you just remove the decimal point.) My lenses (Super-Angulons, mostly) cost $2,000 to $3,000 each. Today, they are not worth $200. I still have 12 of them: they make beautiful paperweights. Here is the good news: I quickly learned to look first, then set up the camera. Big cameras are curiosity items. People loved mugging in front of them. Since most exposures were 1/4 second or longer, you got lots of blurry people. You could go anywhere in old (pre 9/11) Boston with a camera. I would waltz into the lobby of 60 State Street with my camera, tripod, and lenses, nod to the guy at the front desk, and just head up to the roof for a nifty dusk shot.

To celebrate the Alliance’s 40th anniversary, we challenged our followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to capture the best photos of the city. Our staff compiled a “Preservation Bucket List” of 15 things they thought everyone should do while ambling our historic and walkable city. To up the ante, we invited Peter Vanderwarker, Alliance Board member, premier architectural photographer, and coauthor of the Boston Globe Magazine Cityscape series (and its offshot book, Boston Then and Now) to the judge the competition portion of the Preservation Bucket List. A few modest cash prizes also sweetened the pot. We received more than 340 photography submissions since announcing the competition in early 2018.

Very early in my career, I shot for a whole day on a set of 20 empty film holders. There just are not enough cuss words to express how you feel when you do this. (Only once!) Back then, photography was tactile: focus carefully, load film, make prints, write down your exposures. Today, a lot of we do is rearrange electrons.

In the spirit of the Alliance, all of the neighborhoods were included. No projects were too big (think saving the Northern Avenue Bridge proportions) or too small. Even the eighteenth century mile markers which you’ll find along Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Brighton, Brookline, and Cambridge streets made our list. Although the competition portion is over, there’s never a bad time to see our city through the mindset of a photographer. We explore this added perspective in the highlights that follow. If you’re on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter be sure to follow us and join in on our latest photo campaign, #bostoncloseups. Enjoy the photos! 62

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Forty years. Just think how much Boston and its skyline have changed in four decades. In 1978 the Hancock Tower (200 Clarendon) was just two years past completion and the new Federal Reserve Building was still “new,” completed in 1977. The landmark Custom House Tower played a far more prominent role on the landscape than it does today, as it had since its construction in 1915. The city was slowly emerging from its economic doldrums. Boston’s population was still in decline but was approaching its inflection point. Investment in Boston was increasing, and the city was physically growing again, although slowly and not without its pains. Boston was still struggling to heal the scars of urban renewal of the 1950s and 1960s, and class, neighborhood segregation, and race issues remained points of considerable challenge. Bostonians were also still trying to digest the impact of bold, uncharacteristic, new projects such as Boston City Hall of 1968. In 1978, when the Boston Preservation Alliance was founded, the Bicentennial was still fresh in many minds. It was a defining moment for Boston and to most who experienced it, having left an enduring legacy through investment in historic resources and for the way many Bostonians and visitors look at the city still today: the birthplace of the nation and a place where the American Revolution can dominate the historic narrative. And, where else can one find a period-dressed red coat and colonial militiaman chatting as they casually walk down the street?

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Yet there was something else afoot in the late 1970s – a growing concern that amid the desire to rejuvenate the city there was a lack of sensitivity to an erosion of the very historic character that defined Boston. That character extended well beyond the city’s revolutionary past. It included a wide variety of historic fabric in all the city’s neighborhoods, stories of the rich diversity of Boston’s cultural experiences, and an evolution of building styles that represented each period of American architecture and Boston’s development. Eclectic streetscapes and neighborhoods defined who we are and what we were as a city. That was the texture that exuded an aura distinctively Boston. These concerns of threat and loss weren’t unfounded. Urban renewal had already erased the West End and the New York Streets (the latter now the home of the Ink Block). Scollay Square was gone. Interstate 95 and the Inner

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Belt had nearly barreled their way through Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, the Back Bay, and the South End along the multi-lane Southwest Corridor – a plan only canceled in 1972, just six years before the Preservation Alliance came to be. While change and evolution had its negatives, there was a growing new optimism and energy in Boston. Rejuvenation of historic places that now defined the city - not just iconic Freedom Trail sites, but places like the wildly popular Quincy Market. Old City Hall’s transformation into private offices and a restaurant (completed 1971) had demonstrated a successful model for finding new uses for character-defining, older places, and it was a strategy that was slowly picking up steam. Both Old City Hall as precedent and Quincy Market as a new “festival marketplace” concept were early models for historic preservation and adaptive reuse – bringing new life to an historic city with modern uses, new investment, and attracting new bodies into the city – models that were replicated not just here but throughout the country. It was within this context that the Boston Preservation Alliance came to be. In 1978 Downtown Boston had no real resident constituency to advocate for the historic resources in the city core, and many of the other neighborhoods had concerned, preservation-minded residents who weren’t sure where to turn to advocate for the historic resources that defined where they lived. The Boston Preservation Alliance formed to fill those needs. We began as an informal association of twenty-five member organizations, a central aspect of our organization that remains today, now with nearly 40 Organizational Members. They remain essential allies – our eyes and ears throughout the city, and we regularly provide guidance, as we have since 1978. Yet the Alliance has also long benefitted from a national network of peers and preservation leaders. These relations allow us to easily modulate between the hyper-local and the big picture, each informing and empowering the other. For example, in 1995 the Alliance succeeded in listing our much deteriorated historic theaters among the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the nation. This was part of a lengthy effort to bring back to life these elements of the city so loved today, but considered too far gone to save by many in the 1990s. And what a remarkable success story and indicative of the Alliance’s role: theaters like the Paramount, Modern, and the Opera House returned from the brink to today glowing, active, core elements of the vibrancy of Boston, but pieces of the city that feel to the average Bostonian and catalytic change agents for the neighborhood. Today these theatres are integral parts of the life and enchantment of our city. People would be shocked to learn how close they were to demolition. 82

So much of the Alliance’s work in our four decades is like that. A great deal of our activity is behind the scenes: negotiating, cajoling, and pressuring and often having major impacts of which the public is unaware. Our periodic, highly visible, and vocal campaigns (which also occurred with the theatres) get attention, but in the end our victories are often absorbed into the definition of Boston itself. How many remember that “Save Fenway Park” was a campaign supported by the Alliance? Or even remember that Fenway Park was on the brink of extinction? Alliance fingerprints are all over the city, not just on buildings but historic parks as well. A key challenge of 40 years ago remains a challenge today. Encouraging policy-makers and project proponents to respect the balance between the evolution and change that a city needs to succeed and the protection and preservation of places and cultural aspects of our city that define us. How do we keep Boston’s unique character that makes the city so desirable and livable in the first place yet continue to fuel the vibrancy of a dynamic, urban environment? We work on that question daily. Key figures of the Alliance’s early years such as Rupert Davis (our first Executive Director) and Susan Park (our long-serving President), and influential Executive Directors such as Toni Pollack, Jennifer Goodman, Albert Rex, Christina Prochilo, and Sarah Kelly set a standard for a vocal, strong, and principled focus on mission. Yet we’ve long been respected as an organization that recognizes the complex realities of working within a living city. That’s one of the proud hallmarks of the Alliance – standing on principal but also focusing on thoughtful, knowledge-based solutions.

Alliance support was critical to saving Beacon Hill’s Vilna Shul.

In forty years we’ve set our place at the table and positively influenced Boston in more ways than anyone could imagine. Here’s to another forty helping the city navigate its way to that sweet spot where preservation and change are managed cooperatively to the collective benefit of the historic City of Boston. Greg Galer Executive Director

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Fact Sheet

New York Times The Wall Street Journal Huffington Post Architectural Digest Boston Globe

Community Preservation Act Boston

Historic Preservation | Affordable Housing | Parks & Green Spaces Boston overwhelmingly votes YES on question #5!

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media appearances on

Boston prerservation issues in 2017

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$4,087,345

signatures to Save the Citgo Sign

Community Preservation Act funds awarded to

historic preservation + historic preservation/green space projects in Boston’s 2018 pilot round.

Successfully lobbied with preservation

$5 million increase

partners for in annual cap for Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits (2018)

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23 Boston neighborhoods represented by the Alliance 164 Boston Historic Tax Credit Projects (2002-2017)

Alliance Corporate Members by industry:

20,682 Jobs created in Boston (HTC, 2002-2017)

“Historic Boston Theaters”

1 of 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

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ENABLING A PUBLIC ROLE IN PRESERVATION BEST PRACTICES This summer, the Boston Preservation Alliance was included in a 2018 national report regarding best practices for public outreach and education. The research, which focused on how to build a knowledgeable, engaged, and activated constituency for historic preservation, was commissioned by the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Task Force and compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

ENABLING A PUBLIC ROLE IN PRESERVATION In our Projects pages, for example, viewers will find our analysis and comment letters to see the depth of our role and impact. Information on meetings and hearings can be updated rapidly, frequently within a day of our attendance. For four decades the Alliance has been a valuable resource for information about historic resources in the city, in particular our well-considered opinions on how Boston’s historic character is impacted by the city’s evolution and growth. Facilitating access to that information with specifics about our role and formal positions was a primary goal of our new website.

“Historic preservation is a public good. Done right, historic preservation is a public-interests strategy that effectively connects rehabilitation and reuse of older and historic places with equity, livability, sustainability, culture, and heritage,” said the Outreach and Education Committee for the National Trust for Historic Preservation Best Practices Research. The 2018 report singled out the Boston Preservation Alliance as exemplary for its: • Technical assistance to the public and its general membership • People-centered approach to outreach and education • Active engagement at the local, state, and federal level with civic leaders, elected and appointed officials, and media OUR NEW WEBSITE On the heels on this recognition, the Alliance was excited to introduce an added layer of engagement in its new website. Following several years of planning (and in part funded by a grant from the Richard and Julia Moe Family Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation), the Alliance unveiled the new, public-oriented resource in June. Tailor-made to give the public access to Alliance involvement and analysis on current projects, the site consolidates decades’ worth of preservation advocacy. It also gives viewers a front seat into our day-to-day work in advocacy and education.

Opposite: Project page grid (detail). Above: Comment letter or Kenmore Square project

Greg Galer, Executive Director of the Alliance

In addition to project updates that may be of interest to reporters and neighborhood residents, the site features resources and tools for those seeking information and guidance on preservation policy. “Being a resource to residents, neighborhood groups, regulators, and the press is an essential part of our work. Our website strengthens that role, highlights our activities on behalf of those who love Boston, and helps empower those who themselves want to weigh in with decision-makers impacting the future of our city,” said Galer. The Alliance will continue to add materials and information to the site, which includes expansive photography, shareable PDF files, video resources, and an abbreviated timeline of our advocacy, among other features. Left to Right: Timeline (detail); Piano Row video resource (detail); News & Events page (detail)

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Monumental Achievements We applaud the efforts of The Boston Preservation Alliance in safeguarding our city’s rich architectural heritage and congratulate this year’s honorees.

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