||MKA Projects Receive Preservation Awards
November 2010: Several of MKA's projects received Preservation Awards this fall. The Boston Preservation Alliance presented its Annual Preservation Achievement Awards in a special ceremony at the Modern Theater in Boston's Downtown Theater District on October 21.
The Old South Meeting House Tower Clock restoration received a preservation award under the "Restoration of an Iconic Boston Landmark" category. The prominent tower clock is believed to be the oldest tower clock in New England still in operation in its original location. The clock was created in 1766 and installed in 1770. The faces of the clock were restored to their original vibrant black color. MKA led the design team that brought together expert preservationists that contributed to the yearlong restoration.
The Congress Street Bridge over Boston's Fort Point Channel also received a Preservation Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance under the "Significant Rehabilitation by a Public Agency" category. MKA was historic consultant to STV Inc. for the restoration of the bridge. The bridge was built in 1930 and is one of the few surviving overhead counterweight bascule movable bridges in the country built by the Strauss Bridge Company.
The Provincetown Town Hall received a preservation award from the Provincetown Historical Commission on November 20 during the rededication ceremony at the town hall. The town hall underwent a yearlong restoration/renovation. (see related article under News)
St. Ann Parish in Somerville received an honorable mention from the Somerville Historical Commission for the planned phased restoration of the parish, which will include repairs, restoration and accessibility improvements to the 1881 Romanesque church, repairs to the school/church office building and important site and landscaping improvements.
(Congress Street Bridge Photo by Mark Flannery, Copyright MarkFlannery.com)