Preservation Awards Program

2016 Concord Historical Commission Preservation Awards

The Concord Historical Commission (CHC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Preservation Awards. The program was established by the CHC in 2015 and is aimed at honoring property owners, architects, contractors, local organizations, and individuals for their contributions in maintaining and enhancing the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of the Town of Concord. This year's awards were given for the following projects completed between 2012 and 2015:

Award for Sensitive Addition/Alteration

Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street - Parish House/Elwell Cottage

CHC Comments: The design, construction, and ownership team went to great lengths to make the work complement the original design and character of the buildings.

Owner: Trinity Episcopal Church

Architect: Taylor and Burns Architects

Contractor: C.E. Floyd Company - Parish House

Contractor: Hands-On Construction - Elwell Cottage

Award for Sensitive Addition/Alteration

277 Main Street - Addition/Garage

CHC Comments: Attention to period detail was paid to make the new addition and garage complement the character of the main house. Small changes were made to the exterior which have a major positive impact.

Owners: Alex and Andrea Allen

Architect: Battle Associates, Architects

Landscape Architect: Dana Shock and Associates

Contractor: Platt Builders

Award for Landscape Preservation

Concord Academy, 166 Main Street - Main Gate/Entrance

CHC Comments: The removal of the asphalt paving in favor of brick and the replacement of the iron fence completely transforms the street facade and the entrance to the school. Great attention to detail was paid to the replication of the original iron fence.

Owner: Concord Academy

Architect: Michelle Crowley Landscape Architecture

Contractor: M.J. Cataldo Landscape and Construction

Contractor: Cassidy Bros. Forge Inc.

Award for Landscape Preservation

68 Great Meadows Road

CHC Comments: The removal of various structures and the addition of a split-railed fence transform the property to a natural, meadow-like setting, integrated with the abutting Great Meadow Wildlife Refuge.

Owner: Great Meadows LLC

Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates

Award for Adaptive Reuse and Proper Rehabilitation/Restoration

Edward Emerson Studio, 410 Lowell Road

CHC Comments: The transformation of the Edward Emerson studio from a "squirrel hotel" to a quilting studio is very well done. The building maintains the integrity of the original structure but incorporates new elements to make the building usable. Key elements were sensitively preserved.

Owner: Anne Marie McGarry

Architect: Nashawtuc Architects

Contractor: Timberwolf Construction

Award for Proper Rehabilitation/Restoration 

93 Monument Street - Windows and Lighting

CHC Comments: The restoration and replacement of the windows and lighting in this home is an example of how historic/sensitive elements can be well matched.

Owner: Richard Warren

Architect: Ben Nickerson

Contractor: Hands-On Construction