Preservation Awards

Preservation Award plaque

Celebrating historic preservation in Cambridge!

2021 Nomination Form Available Now

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 the Zoom presentation of 2020's winning projects with this link and passcode: KrXyF=2G

Awards were presented via on October 15, 2020.
Congratulations to the owners and project contributors
of this year's winning projects!

Preservation Awards:

115-117 Amory Street

120 Brookline Street

189 Cambridge Street

14-16 Clinton Street

221-227 Concord Avenue

205-207 Green Street

Harvard Hall

21 Howard Street

245 Mt. Auburn Street

55 Regent Street

7-9 Salem Street

Anthony C. Platt & Nancy L. Goodwin Award:

208-212 Hampshire Street


For information on the Massachusetts Historical Commission's preservation awards program, click here.