CPA Proposals & Projects

Brigham House

20 Hartford Street,Newton Highlands, MA 02461

goals:

Rehabilitate and preserve this Queen Anne style building, constructed in 1886 as the home of the Brigham family (founders of Brigham's Ice Cream); later used as Newton HIghlands Branch Library; and now used by the Hyde Community Center's afterschool program for middle-school students and by other community programs.

funding:

$554,950 CPA funds appropriated (historic resources), including $700 for City of Newton legal services
$100,000 raised by Hyde Community Center for renovations prior to CPA funding
$664,950 TOTAL PROJECT COST

contacts:

  • Commissioner of Public Buildings
    City of Newton
    52 Elliot Street
    Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
    617.796.1602
  • John Rice
    Director, Hyde Community Center
    90 Lincoln Street / P.O. Box 610171
    Newton Highlands, MA 02461
    director@HydeCenter.org
    617.527.4933

Proposal Review & Appropriations

2003-04

October 2003 - initial full proposal, plus attachments:

November 2003 - revised proposal for needs assessment & cost estimates

28 January 2004 - CPC funding recommendation

15 March 2004 - Board order (appropriation)

2005-06

September 2005 - updated proposal for completion of plans & construction

17 January 2006 - Housing Office recommendations for scope of work

20 April 2006 - final revised scope of work

19 May 2006 - CPC funding recommendation

22 May 2006 - additional budget revisions

19 June 2006 - Board orders (appropriation)

2007-09

11 November 2007 - updated cost estimates for final specifications & construction

9 October 2009 - supplemental funding requestfor part 3: final changes in scope, supplemental funding

26 October 2009 - CPC funding recommendation

21 December 2009 - Board order (appropriation)

Project News

10 September 2004 -historic preservation memorandum of understanding

3 April 2006 - Newton ordinance on preservation of historic public buildings with CPA funds (starts on p. 3 in this copy of Newton's CPA ordinances)

9 January 2009 - Brigham House reopens (map & press coverage, with photos)

 

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