286 Waverley Avenue, Newton Corner, MA 02458
Restore and adapt this 1732 house, donated to and owned by the private Newton Historical Society, as a public history museum with a new fully accessible educational wing; and acquire a preservation restriction on the historic landscape next door as context for the historic house.
Historic Newton is a public-private partnership between the Jackson Homestead (a City of Newton department) and the private Newton Historical Society. The Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is open to the public at a nominal charge on Wednesdays through Saturdays, and is open at no charge to Newton residents one weekend each month, as part of Historic Newton's "community weekend."
|$2,795,800||CPA funds appropriated & spent (historic resources)|
|$869,554||Historic Newton Board, Council, individual donors|
|$721,618||Durant Family and Foundation|
|$359,000||state & federal grants (Mass. Cultural Council, Mass. Historical Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities)|
|$143,939||Other foundation grants & corporate gifts|
|$26,000||Anticipated grants & bequests|
|$4,915,911||TOTAL PROJECT COST|
Lisa Dady, Executive Director
527 Washington Street
Newton Corner, MA 02458
February-April 2006 - proposal
24 March 2006 - CPC funding recommendation
18 April 2006 - Board order (appropriation): $78,500
3 October 2006 - main proposal, plus attachments:
3 October 2006 - initial public hearing presentation
7 March 2007 - revised public hearing presentation
4 June 2007 - Board order (appropriation): $1,447,300
12 June 2007 - CPC funding recommendation, revised between appropriations for phase 1 and phase 2
25 June 2007- CPC funding recommendation, further revisions, reviewed 16 July 2007 by Aldermanic Finance Committee
13 August 2007 - Board order (appropriation): $1,270,000
12 August 2009 - updated fundraising results
24 August 2009 - commitment to transfer property by Durant Foundation
17 November 2009 - architectural services - Historic Newton request for proposals
16 December 2009 - Durant-Kenrick in Historic Newton presentation on all current projects
December 2009 - updated historic landscape plan
November 2010 - revised architectural plans This long document will load slowly.
20 December 2010 - updated timeline (request for extension, granted)
25 February 2011 - updated fundraising results
28 March 2011 - project updates:
23 August 2011 - Massachusetts Architectural Access Board decisions
15 September 2011 - Massachusetts Historical Commission preservation agreement This long document may load slowly.
9 November 2011 - recorded preservation restriction, South Middlesex Registry of Deeds, book 57835, page 463
June-Nov 2011 - commitment & certification of non-CPA funding
Nov-Dec 2011 - certification by project architect & landscape consultant that project meets federal preservation standards (Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties & Cultural Landscapes)
9 December 2011 - executed grant agreement
22 December 2011 - first release of funds (photograph)
11 July 2013 - final project report (slide presentation with multiple photographs) This long document may load slowly.