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Seven Universal Window Projects Earn 2015 Tsongas Preservation Awards

Exterior of North Bennett School

Exterior of North Bennett School

 

Marlborough, MA – Universal Window and Door provided windows for seven of the historic restoration projects recently honored with the 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Award.

Universal supplied windows that allowed nearly a quarter of the 30 honorees to restore the historic character of the original buildings to their projects, including:

  • Ames Shovel Works, a 19th century industrial complex consisting of seven granite buildings constructed between 1852 and 1885 that were converted into 113 apartments.
  • Lowell Community Health Center in Lowell, which was transformed from a pair of late 18th century buildings into a 100,000sf medical facility.
  • Washington Park in Roxbury, an eight-building, 96-unit apartment community originally constructed in 1928.
  • The Rice Silk Mill Apartments in Pittsfield, built in 1874 and converted into 45 mixed-income units.
  • 110 Canal Street of the Hamilton Canal District in Lowell, a former textile manufacturing plant built in 1920 and redeveloped into 55,000sf of office space.
  • Ames Privilege Apartments in Chicopee, a former Civil War foundry that made swords and cannons, that was converted into 134 apartment units.
  • The former Boston Printing Press Building & Boston Police Station No. 1 in Boston’s North End, that were re-imagined as the 65,000sf North Bennet Street School.

“Being a part of so many projects that were recognized by Preservation Massachusetts is a tremendous source of pride for our employees as well as a testament to our growing reputation among developers and construction firms as the go-to window manufacturer for historic renovation projects,” said Tony Muraco, president and CEO of Universal Window and Door.

 

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