Saturday, April 11, 2015

HBI Receives Tsongas Award for Alvah Kittredge House

Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) is honored to be recipient of a 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts Inc. for rehabilitation of the 1836 Alvah Kittredge House.

Named for the late US Senator Paul Tsongas, whose leadership pioneered the renewal the city of Lowell through investments in its historic core and factory buildings, the award is presented annually to people or projects that advance preservation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This year 30 projects from across the state will be honored at a gala event on May 6th at the Copley Plaza hotel.

The Alvah Kittredge House’s $2.5 million rehabilitation was completed in 2014 by HBI, transforming a rare Greek Revival period mansion from a severely deteriorated structure to five two bedroom apartments, two of which are designated Affordable.
Founded in 1985, Preservation Massachusetts is the statewide non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to actively promoting the preservation of historic buildings and landscapes as a positive force for economic development, tourism and the retention of community character.

HBI is grateful to Preservation Massachusetts, and honored by this award.

1 comment:

  1. Any organization or an individual should indeed be recognized with an award as preservation of a historical monument or landmark is a positive project to take part in like this of the Alvah Kittredge House. It allows future generations to appreciate the history and physically witness the locations by themselves be it a house, post office, or museum.