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Winning Houses Announced For Preservation Awards

The 2012 Preservation Awards went to two provate homes a church that was converted to condos.

This story was submitted by Susan Munafo of the Swampscott Historical Commission

The Swampscott Historical Commission is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Preservation and Restoration Award.

This award, now in its eighth year, was created by the Historical Commission to celebrate outstanding efforts to preserve and restore historic properties that maintain our town’s character and beauty.

These properties include residences and public buildings whose preservation or restoration maintains or is faithful to the original design or style. 

The following award-winning projects embody the goals of preserving, protecting and celebrating Swampscott’s historic architecture and unique sense of place. 

65 Thomas Road - Preservation and restoration of a private home

Emily and Charlie Cilley, owners

143 Burrill Street – Preservation, restoration and conversion of a church into condominiums

Jonathan Bedard, developer

131 Walker Road - Preservation and restoration of a private home.

Lisa and Dan Yaeger, previous owners

Awards were presented in consideration of the following criteria:

  • The historical and architectural integrity of the property preserved by the project
  • The exceptional quality of the project
  • The extent to which the project contributed to the preservation of the property
  • The impact of the project on the preservation of the town’s historic resources.

Swampscott residents submitted nominations for projects they believed worthy of this distinction. The Commission hopes that getting the community involved in this process will increase public awareness of such efforts, and help emphasize the importance of maintaining historic properties.

This year’s winners will be honored with a reception and public recognition at a meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.  

Award recipients will receive a framed picture of their home with an inscription suitable for hanging in their home or property.

David E. Peterson, Esq. September 17, 2012 at 01:49 PM
It's nice to see historic properties being appreciated, especially in the era of the McMansion.

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