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LENOX -- From the outside, the rather nondescript commercial building at 27 Housatonic St. looks like it has seen better days.
It's one of the town's historically significant sites, built in 1791 on Main Street to house the Berkshire County Courthouse after Lenox became a shire town and the new county seat, formerly in Sheffield and Great Barrington.
In 1815, as the much larger Greek Revival courthouse was completed (home to the Lenox Library starting in 1876), the old site became the Town House, used as the post office and for local government.
In 1903, the building was removed from its foundation and moved by horse and wagon to its present location following the opening of the new Town Hall next door.
Now among the three oldest buildings still standing in the historic downtown village, it is owned by real estate entrepreneur Steve Oakes, who's embarking on a major rehabilitation project this fall to shore it up, saving it from further sagging of the facade, while giving it a look more in keeping with its deep roots in the town's early history.
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Berkshire Place, currently located in a small building of 1888, is being reborn as a new 44,000 square foot facility at 290 South Street in Pittsfield, MA. Allegrone Companies continues the progression of the long-awaited retirement home as construction manager.
PITTSFIELD -- Despite some harsh weather earlier this year, construction of a $10 million retirement home is on track, officials say, and the new facility could open before the snow flies again.
Construction on the 54-bed Berkshire Place began early last November at the site of the former St. Teresa's Church on South Street.
"The crew that's been working on this project has been fantastic," said Berkshire Place Executive Director Edward Forfa.
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Israeli architect firm Yoav Messer Architects won the Ariel Sharon Park Competition in early 2013 for a unique pedestrian bridge built from the ubiquitous metal boxes, and with progress underway, the proposal could serve as a new model for reusing the discarded pieces of shipping infrastructure.
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THE AIA’S SMALL PROJECTS AWARD RECOGNIZES GREAT ARCHITECTURE ON A SMALL SCALE.
The American Institute of Architects has just announced the winners of its 2014 Small Projects Award, a prize recognizing some of the country's best design and construction on a small scale. This year’s crop of winners features a handful of stunning residential designs that will make you want to pack up and move immediately.