This year, the Boston Preservation Alliance’s Preservation Awards event will be virtual and will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15.
This year’s winners are:
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston
Boston Landmark District
Owner/Developer: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston
Architect: Elkus Manfredi Architects
General Contractor: Suffolk
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.
Parkside on Adams – SubstationRoslindaleOwner/Developer: Peregrine Group, LLCArchitect: PCA/Prellwitz ChilinskiGeneral Contractor: H.V. CollinsOnce 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.
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.
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.
Graves Light and Fog Signal Station
Owner/Developer: Graves Light and Fog Station LLC
Architect: John Chapman Architects
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.
Hub History Podcast
Owner/Developer: Hub History
Each episode explores a topic in incredible depth and by demonstrating a wide variety of connections to associated topics and facts. Several hours of research and writing are required to create the thirty-minute to hour-long episodes each week.
The Revolution Hotel
Owner/Developer: The Mount Vernon Company
Architect: PCA/Prellwitz Chilinski Associates
General Contractor: Kaplan Construction
Creative reuse of original elements leaves a stripped-down style exposing long-covered mid-century features such as concrete floors, a sweeping mezzanine, and a bank of original YWCA resident mailboxes.
The Whitney Hotel
Owner/Developer: Related Beal, LLC
Architect: Hacin + Associates
General Contractor: Commodore Builders
The Whitney Hotel project blends old and new, with a refurbished John Jeffries House and a highly contextual but clearly complementary new addition along Charles Street.