HBI Completes Restoration of Vertullo
Jewett to Renovate Stoneham Ford
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and elected officials celebrate the completion of the rehabilitation of the this historic Vertullo Building.
Rendering of Fordland Stoneham
Stoneham, MA – Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond, N.H.-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc., has contracted with Stoneham Ford for a renovation of its dealership in Stoneham, Mass. Designed by O’Sullivan Architects, Inc., the project involves 5,700sf of interior and exterior showroom renovations to comply with the manufacturer’s image upgrade requirements.
Work includes new ACM, new flooring and ceilings, and new paint, as well as new offices and bathrooms. The owner will vacate the building during showroom renovations, but offices and other administration areas of the building will remain occupied. All work is expected to be completed by mid-summer. This marks the fourth project Jewett Automotive has undertaken for this client.
Hyde Park, MA – Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Historic Boston Inc. (HBI), elected officials, and members of the Hyde Park community welcomed three new businesses to the neighborhood following the recent completion of a $1.3 million rehabilitation of the Vertullo Building, which was built in 1868 — the same year that Hyde Park was founded — and is the oldest commercial building in the Cleary and Logan Squares Main Street district. The successfully completed project demonstrates that historic building rehabilitation can help to enhance the economic competitiveness of Boston’s neighborhood commercial districts while also bolstering a sense of place, neighborhood pride, and opportunity. The Vertullo Building houses five small business spaces and four rental apartments.
The rehabilitation project was done by contractor M.J. Mawn. The architect for the project was Chris Brown of b Architecture Studio. Certified Property Management manages the building. The Vertullo Building’s new appearance restores the building to its 1890s appearance, but the improvements are more than cosmetic. HBI’s $1.3 million investment includes substantial systems upgrades, which catapulted the building from the mid-20th century to the present, making it more energy-efficient and responsive to small business needs. The first-floor commercial storefront underwent a complete reconstruction with historically appropriate detailing. The new design increases the display window areas for greater visibility into shops and a more pedestrian-friendly shopping and sidewalk experience.
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