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Crane Estate's Italian Garden Project

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This past April, we began our project on the restoration of the Crane Estate’s Italian Garden, located on Argilla Road in Ipwish, MA.  Our team will restore the masonry, install new drainage, and make structural repairs to the water basin of the garden.  The project is set to be completed this year, and patrons will be able to enjoy the newly restored gardens come November.   

Farm Store Celebrates Reopening and Expansion

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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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Parker Seeley Lodge Completion

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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.

Gore Place Celebration

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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.

Old Berkshire Athenaeum Saved Again

Newly restored Berkshire Anthenaeum

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.

Original Design of the Berkshire Athenaeum

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