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Concord Historical Commission
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Senior Planner
Administrative Assistant
141 Keyes Road
First Floor
Concord, MA
(978) 318-3290
(978) 318-3291
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer hours: 6/27/16 9/2/16
Monday Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. noon
(7/8/16 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.)

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Committee Members:
Full Members
Geoffrey Taylor, Chair
Andrew Koh
Electa Tritsch
Diann Strausberg
Associate Members
Claire Gauthier
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 & 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 & Associates
Contractor: Platt Builders
Lead Carpenter: George Atherton

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 façade 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 & 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/Lighting
CHC Comments: The restoration and replacement of 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

Mission Statement

The Historical Commission was created by an Act of the 1973 Town Meeting to "identify and safeguard for posterity the unique physical attributes of the town, as exemplified by the various sites, buildings, and other edifices of historic, literary, architectural, or archaeological significance to Concord."

The Commission usually meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 141 Keyes Road (unless otherwise noted*) at 7 PM. The public is welcome at any meeting.
2016 Meeting Schedule
All meetings will be held in the
Second Floor Conference Room at 141 Keyes Road unless otherwise noted
(updated 7/20/16)

Thursday, August 11   **CANCELLED**
Thursday, September 22
Thursday, October 13
Thursday, November 10
Thursday, December 8

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