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Industry Connect: New Research into Daylight Exposure in Heritage Buildings to Help Conservation

daylight

New research into the distribution of natural light and its level of exposure in historic buildings has been the focus of recent research. The work included imaging methods to measure where the natural light falls at different points throughout the day and over several months in one particular building, with a researcher's keen eye to balance visitor enjoyment with the preservation of paintings, textiles and furniture that are vulnerable to light fading and aging.

Gore Place Celebration

carriagehouse

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.

Restoration of the Original Berkshire County Courthouse

New County Courthouse

After a long year of hard work, the restoration of the Berkshire County Courthouse is almost complete.  With the exception of a few minor exterior touchups, the substantial phases of the renovation are finished: the second floor apartments, the storefronts on the first floor, and building envelope.

March at the Stockbridge Library

Stockbridge Library

Allegrone has been hard at work on the renovation of our 46 Main Street building. Last week, we were delighted to give a tour of the construction site to the Stockbridge Selectmen and Finance Committee. 

Many thanks to our project superintendent Roger Gaylord, who led the tour, giving our visitors their first look at the progress of the renovation, including framing and foundation work.

For the full article from the Museum & Archives' Now & Then newsletter click read more below

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

Click read more to find the full article by the Berkshire Eagle

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