Historic Preservation Consulting and Contracting Projects
First Baptist Church of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts: Oversee the restoration of H.H. Richardson and August Bartholdi’s collaborative effort. Conditions assessment, development of preservation plan, coordination with engineering and architectural firms, and specification of historically appropriate treatments.
High Service Station, Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Boston, Massachusetts: Roofing and masonry conditions assessment and treatment recommendations. Restoration of a Richardsonian Romanesque brownstone roof, installation of a snow retention system, repairs to the slate roof and low sloped, flat-lock seam copper roofing.
Chase Cottage at Topsmead State Forest, Litchfield, Connecticut: Consultant to the State of Connecticut for the assessment of roofing conditions, historically appropriate treatment recommendations, and the creation of a prioritized construction budget.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Melrose, Massachusetts: Building envelope conditions assessment, treatment recommendations, and creation of construction budget/documents.
Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts: Roofing conditions assessment, treatment recommendations, and creation of prioritized construction budget.
Whittemore Robbins Carriage House, Arlington, Massachusetts: Act as historic preservation consultant for the Town of Arlington. Identification of character defining features of the building, review of construction documents and work to ensure compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.
Edwin Abbott House, Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Specification of historically appropriate treatments, restoration of the turreted, clay tile roof system and tile-clad dormers, architectural woodwork and masonry preservation, and relining of the lead-coated copper gutters.
Albion R. Clapp House, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts: Historically appropriate treatments for ca. 1856 Italianate including installation of new slate roof system, architectural woodwork and masonry preservation, copper gutters, and copper standing seam on the barn roof.
Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, Connecticut: Decorative cedar shingle replacement of a circa 1847 high Victorian Gothic National Landmark for Historic New England. Additionally, finials, drops and other architectural woodwork was preserved and restored, chimney stacks were repointed and repaired appropriately, and copper gutter linings and flashing assemblies were replaced in kind.
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Landmarked by the historic district commission, as the church was re-purposed for affordable housing, restoration of the clay tile roof, replacement of sheet metal flashing assemblies, and installation of a new snow fence was entrusted to Olde Mohawk's skilled team.
Dorchester Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts: Exterior conditions assessments, treatment recommendations, cyclical maintenance plans, and prioritized construction budgets for the Lemuel Clap House and William Clapp House. Conditions assessment and preservation plan for the historic interior finishes of the circa 1661 James Blake House, the second oldest extant building in New England.
Martin W. Carr School, Somerville, Massachusetts: Assessment of envelope conditions, recommendations for historically appropriate treatments and preparation of RFP and bid documents for individually-listed NRHP building with preservation restrictions.
Clapp Memorial Library, Belchertown, Massachusetts: Interior and exterior conditions assessments, examination of accessibility, code issues, mechanical systems, specification of historically appropriate treatments, and creation of a prioritized preservation plan and construction budget.
Grace Episcopal Church, Medford, Massachusetts: Architectural materials testing, repointing of entire steeple and slate roof restoration of H.H. Richardson’s oldest extant structure.
Arnold House, Lincoln, Rhode Island: Mortar analysis, lime-based stucco restoration, cedar shingle roof replacement on an iconic “stone-ender” house museum owned by Historic New England. Additionally, architectural woodwork was replicated and replaced in kind, chimney stacks were repointed and repaired appropriately, and flashing assemblies were repaired or replaced as needed.
Benjamin W. Putnam House, Boston, Massachusetts: Full exterior restoration of a circa 1863 Second Empire manor in Jamaica Plain’s Sumner Hill National Register Historic District. In kind restoration of the slate and copper mansard, architectural woodwork of the cornice, porch and window treatments.
Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts: Roofing and masonry conditions assessment, treatment recommendations, and creation of construction budget/documents.
North Hadley Village Hall, Russell School and Town Hall, Town of Hadley, Massachusetts: Historic building preservation plans for three structures in NRHP districts. Conditions assessments, sources of funding, a prioritized timeline, and recommendations for increasing public awareness.
Westport Town Hall, Westport, Massachusetts: Assessment of slate roof conditions, recommendations for historically appropriate treatments and preparation of RFP and bid documents. Coordinated the due diligence investigation of bidding contractors and recommending awardee to the Town. Acted as clerk of the works overseeing project management functions.
Springside House Conditions Assessment and Feasibility Study, City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Interior and exterior architectural and structural conditions assessment, reuse consultation, feasibility study, treatment recommendations, cyclical maintenance plan, and construction documents.
South Egremont Village School and Mt. Everett Academy, Town of Egremont, Massachusetts: Interior and exterior conditions assessments that include an examination of accessibility and structural issues, mechanical systems, architectural materials testing, and creation of construction documents.
Merwin House, Stockbridge, Massachusetts: In kind replacement of wood shingle and flat-lock copper roofing, cornice molding profiles, and appropriate repair of four chimneys. Structure is a Historic New England house museum located in a NRHP district.
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Buildings at the Pastore Center, Cranston, Rhode Island: extensive slate and sheet metal roofing conditions assessment and treatment recommendations.
New York State Armory, Hudson, New York: Historic structure report, conditions assessment and preparation of successful nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
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