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  Governor Bellingham-Cary House receives 2006 Preservation Award

November, 2006: The Governor Bellingham-Cary House was awarded the 2006 Massachusetts historical commission preservation Award in a special ceremony November 15, 2006. Secretary of State Galvin presented the award for Distinctive Honor in Rehabilitation and Restoration. McGinley Kalsow & Associates has worked with the Governor Bellingham-Cary House Association for more than 20 years, first completing a Historic Structure Report and then designing different phases of stabilization and restoration. The Governor Bellingham-Cary House is the only remaining home of one of the founders of Massachusetts Bay Colony and was visited by Generals Washington, Lafayette, Stark and others.
 
The oldest part of the house dates from ca. 1659 with a major addition in 1740 and renovation in 1791. Wendall Kalsow AIA was both Principal-in-charge as well as project architect directing extensive structural repairs, as well as restoration of the first floor and two stair halls and exterior to their 1791 appearance. A fully accessible entrance and bathroom were also added. John Wathne of Structures North provided structural engineering services and Sara Chase was the historic finishes consultant. An extraordinary group of craftsmen completed this restoration work including:
 
David Webb – Preservation Carpentry
North Bennett Street School – Restoration of Northeast Parlor paneling and doors
Maloney Painting – Historical Finishes
Andrew Ladygo – Historic Plaster Stabilization
M.J. Mawn Inc. – Accessible Entrance and Bathroom Construction

 
     
           
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