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.
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 slide show of this year's winning projects or download list of project contributors.
Awards were presented on May 31, 2018 at the Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Congratulations to the owners and project contributors on this year's winning projects!
Egyptian-style Entrance Gate—Mount Auburn Cemetery
53 Antrim Street, First Reformed Presbyterian Church
45 Garfield Street
Grays Hall—Harvard University
330 Harvard Street
29 Highland Street
19-21-21½ Inman Street
859 Massachusetts Avenue
115 Mt. Auburn Street, Waverly Hall
246 Norfolk Street
Winthrop House—Harvard University
Anthony C. Platt Award:
56 Highland Avenue
Storefronts-For-All, with the Community Development Department:
100 Kirkland Street, Broadsheet Coffee Roasters
50 Years of Just-A-Start
William B. King
Cambridge Historical Commission member 1973-2017
Susan E. Maycock
Cambridge Historical Commission staff, 1968-2018
Survey Director, 1980-2018
For information on the Massachusetts Historical Commission's preservation awards program, click here