Arrowstreet Gets Preservation Award


Before renovation

After renovation









Boston – Arrowstreet, a Boston-based architecture and design firm, received the Cambridge Historical Commission Preservation Award for its work on 139 Main Street, a 40,000gsf multi-use office building and notable historic landmark serving as one of the city’s last remaining pieces of first-generation commercial construction. Formerly known as the Luke Building, 139 Main Street was built in 1874 as the home to E.H. Luke & Sons, traders of grain, meal, hay and straw.

Arrowstreet receives the Cambridge Historical Commission Preservation Award.

Arrowstreet renovated the building to meet the needs of today while preserving its original character by upgrading the building’s core and shell, designing an interior fit out, re-enforcing the building’s foundations,  reconstructing the southeast corner facades, and meticulously restoring masonry, original fenestration, stone trim details, and the historic carriageway (originally for hay wagons) that provided a connection through to the canal behind.