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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.

Allegrone Honored at 2015 Preservation Massachusetts Awards Dinner

2015 PM

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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.

 

 

Allegrone In the News: Restoration of Original Berkshire County Courthouse

27 Housatonic Lenox Original

Original Building

27 Housatonic Lenox Existing

Existing Building

27 Housatonic New

Proposed Design

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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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Check out the full article by the Berkshire Eagle here: http://www.berkshireeagle.com

Open a PDF of the article here: 27 Housatonic Article

Save the Date: The Mahaiwe 2013 Gala - An Evening with Bill Cosby honoring Louis J. Allegrone

Mahaiwe

Sunday, October 13th at 7:30 pm, Columbus Day Weekend the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is having their annual gala. This year’s guest is none-other than the very funny, very famous Bill Cosby with Gala Honoree: Louis J. Allegrone.

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