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Our Commonwealth - September 2009

Our Commonwealth - September 2009

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Our Commonwealth
Preservation AcrossMassachusetts
 
September 2009
Support Preservation
 
Massachusetts!
 
Profiles in Preservation
 
 
 
2009 Fall Preservation Event
 
Corporate SponsorsPlatinum / $25,000
 Winn Development 
 
Gold / $10,000
 Boston Red Sox 
Benefactor / $5,000
 Bank of America BayNorth Capital 
 
Consigli Construction Co., Inc. 
 
First Resource Development Holland + Knight 
 
Keith Construction Ltd. Mira Development 
 
Murtha Cullina LLPWessling Architects Inc.
 
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. 
 
Patron / $2,000 - $2,500
 DAIQ/D'Agostino Izzo Quirk
 
Architects 
Greetings!
 As summer draws to a close, PM's fall programming officially kicks off for 2009. Leading the wayis our Massachusetts Most Endangered Program. Great nominations were received from all
 
across the state, showcasing the plight of many interesting, significant and threatened historicsites. These sites benefit not only from the spotlight of PM, but also from our programming andresources. Watch your email for our official announcements to be made in the next few days tosee what resources made the 2009 list.Our fiscal year ends September 30th, and although the year has been a difficult one, manythanks to all of our generous corporate and invidiual members who have made it possible for us
 
to end our year succesfully! Your support means so much to us and our programs!Our Circuit Riders continue to travel across our Commonwealth, offering in the field assistance,referrals, resources and advice. In just over one year of programming and our CR's have alreadybeen active in nearly 150 communities! If you need some preservation assistance, call a CircuitRider today!PM continues to map our strategy for the next part of the legislative session. Armed with thenumbers and support of our MA Historic Tax Credit Economic Study, we head back up to BeaconHill to make the case for preservation and economic development.In addition to program, our dedicated Board and Staff is focused on planning our upcoming FallPreservation Event, working on a new website and other ways to keep you, our valuablepreservation partners, updated and involved with our shared vision of helping communities save
 
and use the places that matter most to them. We welcome your thoughts and ideas, so email orcall us anytime!-Jim
 
Lee Kennedy Co., Inc. 
 
Nixon Peabody LLP The Architectural Team 
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Board of Directors
 Claudia S. Wu - ChairJack Hodgkins -Vice ChairDouglas Kelleher - ClerkPhilip A. Madonia- TreasurerJames G. Alexander, FAIAPamela BaileyDaniel R. BenoitThomas F. BirminghamJean Carroon, FAIAKara CicchettiStuart GregermanFrank T. KeefeDaniel KolodnerTodd McCabeJames McDermottMichael H. RosenbergYanni TsipisRita WalshFran Weld
Staff 
James W. IgoePresidentErin D. A. KellyAssistant DirectorAnulfo G. BaezOffice ManagerElsa FitzgeraldSpecial Projects Manager
Interns
Courtney Whelan
Profiling Preservation in Massachusetts
2010 marks Preservation Massachusetts' 25th Anniversary as the statewide non-profitpromoting the preservation of our Commonwealth. In celebrating this milestone event, we wishto acknowledge those individuals who have made a difference in the landscape of historicpreservation in Massachusetts. PM wanted to find a way to share the stories, successes (andlosses) that made the Massachusetts preservation community what it is today.Profiles in Preservation is a way to recognize the amazing achievements of so manyindividuals. From the founders of some of our state's strongest non-profits and localpreservation advocates to pro-active legislators and developers adaptively re-using historicstructures, their instrumental contributions have made Massachusetts' preservation what it istoday. As PM envisions it, Profiles in Preservation will be a chronology of the preservation, toldthrough the people who founded the non-profits, saved the homes, championed legislation,rehabbed the mills. From the often unsung local advocates to the innovative developers tolegislators, each story and effort has advanced preservation from an idea to a broader ethic,bridging economics and sustainable building. Those individuals included in Profiles inPreservation will be honored at Preservation Massachusetts' 25th Anniversary Dinner on May5, 2010 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston.The Profiles will be selected through a nomination process. Nomination forms are available onPM's website, www.preservationmass.org or call 617-723-3383 for a hard copy or withquestions. Deadline for submission is October 2, 2009.Make your nomination to Profiles in Preservation today!
 
News and Announcements
Joan Goody
, a highly influential American architect and member of
 
the Preservation Massachusetts Board of Directors from 1989-2001passed away early September. The author of several books onarchitecture including the groundbreaking book on early modernist
 
architecture in Boston
New Architecture in Boston
, Goody was named aFellow of the American Institute of Architects for her outstandingcontributions to the profession. She was 73.
September 15 through October 15, 2009
marks the period in which Latino Heritage Month is
 
celebrated in the United States. According to the U.S Census Bureau, the Latino population of theUnited States as of July 1, 2005 is estimated to be 42.7 million people, making people of Hispanic
 
or Latino origin the nation's largest underrepresented cultural group in the country. The date ofSeptember 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration since it also marks anniversaryof independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hondurasand Nicaragua which became independent from Spain 1821. In addition, Mexico (September 16),
 
Chile (September 18) and Belize (September 21) celebrate their independence during LatinoHeritage Month.The National Trust for Historic Preservationand the National Park Service havechosen to highlight it through blog stories, articles and properties with significant historical values
 
to the Latino community in the United States.
Consultant's Directory:
Are you looking for technical restoration information including the namesof contractors, architects, consultants and craftsman who have experience with historicbuildings? From stained glass restoration experts to historic barn preservation consultants, ourConsultant's Directoryhas what you may be looking for!
 
Circuit Riders
 In Parnership withthe National Trust for HistoricPreservationMichele P. BarkerDorr FoxSteve Moga
Support PreservationMassachusetts!
 
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 Preservation Massachusetts isentirely supported by ourCorporate and IndividualMembers and Foundations.Find out about Corporatebenefits, events, programsand take an active role inpreserving our Commonwealth.Our Fiscal year ends September30, 2009! Join or renew yourmembership today!www.preservationmass.org
 
Mark your calendars and join us on
May 5th, 2010 for the 23rd AnnualAwards Dinner 
at theFairmont Copley PlazaHotel! 
More details to follow in the coming months
 
Fall 2009 Lecture Series onthe History of the WoburnPublic Library
 Lectures held at the Woburn PublicLibrary
September 17, 7:00PM
 
 
Michael LeBlanc, AIA Principal,Utile, Inc., Architecture + Planning
 
 Appending to the Past - The
If your Consultant's Directory subscription has expired or will expire prior to September 30th andwould like to renew your listing for the year 2009-2010 please contact Preservation
 
Massachusetts.
An updated listing will be published online by the end of September.
 
Historic Barns in Southeastern Massachusetts Workshop
 Barns are a treasured part of the rural Massachusetts landscape but are too quickly becoming anendangered species. Hear about the styles of barns in
 
Southeastern Massachusetts, tips on stabilizing barnsuntil full preservation can begin, and how the CommunityPreservation Act supports historic preservation in otherMassachusetts towns. Speakers include mastertimberframer Ian Ellison and other Massachusetts historicpreservation specialists. Submit pictures of local barnswith specific questions to Kelley Whitmore,kwhitmore@ttor.org. Please know we may not be able to
 
cover all submissions. Pre-registration via email to Kelley
 
is requested but not required.FREEMonday, November 16 - 6:30PM at Bristol County Agricultural High School Library, 135 CenterSt., Dighton
Preservation Massachusetts:
Submit your own
This Place Matters photo!
In an effort tofurther strengthen this initiative by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we are asking our
 
readers to submit photos of the places that matter to them the most in the Commonwealth ofMassachusetts. To download a sign please visit our website and send your photos toabaez@preservationmass.org.
 
WHALE's 19th Annual International Wine Festival and Auction onSeptember 18, 2009 - 5:30 to 9:00 PM -
 Presented by Cardoza's Wine & Spirits to be held under one tent at Custom House Square inhistoric downtown New Bedford. Proceeds benefit WHALE's preservation, education, andneighborhood restoration activities. Tickets include wines from all over the world, beers, cognacs,
 
fine cuisine from area restaurants and live music.Tickets are $70 for WHALE members and $85 for non-members.Call 508-997-1776 orwww.waterfrontleague.org/donations.htm.
 
Save the Date!
 
Fall Preservation Event
 
October 28, 2009 5:30 PM
 
Nixon Peabody, LLP
 
100 Summer Street
 
Join us on Wednesday October 28, 2009 as we formally announce the 2009Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources at Nixon Peabody LLP,100 Summer Street. The announcement will be followed by a Guest Speaker

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