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After a yearlong construction process, the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store celebrated its official grand reopening last Sunday, June 28.
Allegrone Construction of Pittsfield, Mass. completed the construction project back in 2014. The expansion project included an additional 430 square feet to offer expanded café seating, and a redesign of the front of the store to increase the produce, cheese and deli selections.
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Last weekend, we celebrated the completion of the YMCA Camp Hi-Rock’s new Parker Seeley Lodge. Members of our team, donors, volunteers, staff members, alumni, campers and their families, staff, neighbors, and friends of the camp attended the luncheon and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Back in late August, 2014, we were in the midst of moving this 40-by-70-foot, two-story Carriage House from the northwest corner of Gore St. down 350 feet south.
Tonight, we were invited to attend the Carriage House Celebration Gala in rejoice of it's restoration. The event will begin at 6 PM and is set to run though the night. This historic building will house a wonderful evening filled with select cocktails, fine dinner, and good company.
Since September 2013, the yard in front of the Superior Court and the old Berkshire Athenaeum on Park Square in Pittsfield had a chain link fence, construction trailers, portable toilets and gravel. And yet, in practically no time at all, the scaffolding and fencing has been taken down, and fresh green sod lies in their place. What we see now seems much the same as it looked before work started. However, despite its similar appearance, the building underwent an intensely involved restoration process.
Almost five years ago, the state, which operates the courthouses and registry of deeds in the building now, took the first steps of what started as a "small repair," according to architect John Krifka. Because of the conditions of the building, though, what took place behind the green curtain over the last two years has turned into a monumental effort to secure the front façade and preserve a building almost 140 years old. Allegrone overcame the feat of carefully deconstructing the front facade by individual stone and then placing them back in the original locations after intense structural reinforcing. The end result is a building of similar appearance to the old, but now much more stable with beautified stained glass and restored tracery.
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Preservation Massachusetts (PM) hosted the 2015 Annual Paul E. Tsongas Awards Dinner and honored 30 preservation projects across the Commonwealth. The event was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in downtown Boston, celebrating transformative projects such as Lovejoy Wharf, the new Converse Headquarters in Boston's North End, the Burnham Building in Downtown, Boston, and Allegrone's preservation of The Howard Building, a collaboration with their project team of Durkee Brown Viveiros & Werenfels Architects and the Architectural Heritage Foundation. Each of the 30 awardees took home the Paul E. Tsongas Award, Preservation Massachusetts' highest honor.
Take a peak at the video below shown at the awards ceremony in honor of Allegrone and the preservation of The Howard Building. Click read more below to learn more about the event and Preservation Massachusetts.