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High-Profile: Awards

November 2020

Boston Preservation Achievement Awards Celebrated Virtually On October 15, the 32nd annual Boston Preservation Achievement Awards were celebrated. The virtual event was hosted by award-winning journalist Katie Couric. 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. The Boston Preservation Alliance has begun to roll out two films a week (featuring each winning project) on its YouTube channel and awards page at https://www. bostonpreservation.org/awards/2020. The following are this year’s Boston Preservation Achievement award winners: Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

Boston Landmark District Owner/Developer: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Architect: Elkus Manfredi Architects General Contractor: Suffolk

Dillaway-Thomas House / Roxbury

Owner/Developer: Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation Architects: Arrowstreet Leonardi Aray Architects General Contractor: Campbell Construction Group LLC The house was built in 1750 as a parsonage for the First Church in Roxbury. Reverend Amos Adams lived in the house with his family until 1775 when they offered the house to General John Thomas to act as headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross stands in the South End like a monument to the history of the Catholic immigrant community. The cathedral sits about a block away from Franklin Square, the site of the first Catholic church in Boston, which was built in 1808.

Graves Light and Fog Signal Station / BostonHarbor Owner/Developer: Graves Light and Fog Station LLC Architect: John Chapman Architects Parkside on Adams – Substation / Roslindale

Owner/Developer: Peregrine Group, LLC Architect: PCA/Prellwitz Chilinski General Contractor: H.V. Collins

Many of the period materials used were repurposed from lost or renovated antique buildings, steamships, and other lighthouses to enhance the authenticity of the restoration.

Once a part of the bustling MBTA (and the Boston Elevated Railway before that), the substation in Roslindale was one of seven throughout the city that managed the electric currents that ran the trolleys.

Nikki Srewart

Hub History Podcast / Citywide Owner/Developer: Hub History North Square / North End

Owner/Developer: City of Boston General Contractor: Sons Construction The North Square project was commissioned by the city of Boston to make the square an accessible focal point of the area that would better serve residents and tourists. Four new sculptures were added.

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