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  Sandwich Town Hall Recognized
with 2011 Preservation Award

May 2011: The Massachusetts Historical Commission, in a special ceremony on May 25 at the Mass. Archives, recognized Sandwich Town Hall with a 2011 Preservation Award. Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin and MHC Executive Director Brona Simon presented the prestigious award for the comprehensive interior and exterior restoration of the oldest town hall in Massachusetts, built in 1834. Listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, the building has been in continuous use as the local house of government. McGinley Kalsow & Associates led the team of experts that preserved the character-defining features and restored the many historic elements altered throughout the years. The auditorium, restored to its original state after decades of disuse, is once again an active and cultural assembly space. Its original stenciled ceiling was carefully replicated.

The comprehensive exterior and interior restoration also involved reconfiguring first floor town administrative offices to increase efficiency and functionality, updating mechanical, electrical, communication and fire protection systems to provide user accessibility and ADA compliance, and restoration of the exterior building envelope.

 
     
           
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