Celebrating historic preservation in Cambridge!
The Cambridge Preservation Awards Program, inaugurated by the Historical Commission in 1997, celebrates outstanding projects and notable individuals who conserve and protect the city’s architecture and history. Awards are given each May for projects completed within the previous calendar year. May is National Preservation Month, and this year's theme is People Saving Places.
Seven project categories are eligible for Cambridge Preservation Awards: restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive use, neighborhood conservation, landscape preservation, archaeology, and education/outreach. Awards are based on the following criteria:
- historical and architectural significance of the property,
- exceptional quality of the project,
- extent to which the project contributed to the preservation of the property,
- impact of the project on the preservation of the city’s historic resources
View the Zoom presentation of 2021's winning projects with this link and passcode: FiHF+2f9
Awards were presented via Zoom.us on June 24, 2021.
Congratulations to the owners and project contributors
of these winning projects!
17 Ellsworth Avenue
19 Fayette Street
78 Holworthy Street
18-28 John F. Kennedy Street
907 Main Street
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Rogers Building (7) Dome
1791 Massachusetts Avenue and 1-2 Frost Terrace
2203 Massachusetts Avenue
63 Mount Auburn Street, Claverly Hall
289 Rindge Avenue
115 Spring Street
90 Thorndike Street
Tony Platt & Nancy Godwin Award:
75 Inman Street
William B. King Demolition Delay Award:
68 Spring Street
Steve Bardige, Heddi Siebel, Justin Godoy, Alexander Von Hoffman, Glenna Lang, Adam Mitchell, Anita McClellan, Ruth Allen
For information on the Massachusetts Historical Commission's preservation awards program, click here