CPA Proposals & Projects

Durant-Kenrick Homestead 

286 Waverley Avenue, Newton Corner, MA 02458

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."

Funding:

$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

contacts:

 
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
286 Waverley Avenue
Newton Corner, MA 02458 
email: ccowan@newtonma.gov 
phone: 617.796.9142 x12

Lisa Dady, Executive Director
Historic Newton
527 Washington Street
Newton Corner, MA 02458
email: ldady@newtonma.gov
phone: 617.796.1451

 

Durant-Kenrick Gutter and Window Repairs

Goals:

Replace the failed copper-lined gutter system on the east facade of the 1732 Durant-Kenrick House with a new wood or historically appropriate fiberglass gutter, repair the damage to the exterior facade caused by water infiltration, and restore the six wood windows on the facade which are also water damaged.

    Funding:

    $16,884 CPA Funds Requested (August 2020)
     $10,000 1772 Foundation Grant
     $26,884 TOTAL PROJECT COST

    Proposal Review & Appropriations

    August 21, 2020 - Pre-Proposal submitted for CPC Review at their September Meeting. Additional Materials Submitted includes:


    Durant-Kenrick Homestead Restoration

     

    goals:

    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.

    Funding:

    $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

     

    Proposal Review & Appropriations

    2006 needs assessment

    February-April 2006 - proposal

    24 March 2006 - CPC funding recommendation

    18 April 2006 - Board order (appropriation): $78,500

    2006-07 full project

    3 October 2006 - main proposal, plus attachments:

    3 October 2006 - initial public hearing presentation

    7 March 2007 - revised public hearing presentation

    May 2007- revised development & operating budgets (revised projections) and site programming ideas (discussion draft), for 23 May 2007 discussion by Aldermanic Finance Committee

    2007 museum rehabilitation & construction (funding phase 1)

    4 June 2007 - Board order (appropriation): $1,447,300

    12 June 2007 - CPC funding recommendation, revised between appropriations for phase 1 and phase 2

    2007 landscape preservation restriction (funding 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

    Project News

    2009-10

    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

    December 2009-January 2010 - updated fundraising goals & results to date

    November 2010 - revised architectural plans This long document will load slowly.

    20 December 2010 - updated timeline (request for extension, granted)

    2011

    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)

    2013

    11 July 2013 - final project report (slide presentation with multiple photographs) This long document may load slowly.

    Other Historic Newton CPA projects:

    • Jackson Homestead/Newton History Museum (City history museum operated by Historic Newton, including projects for: archival & object collections, building preservation or rehabilitation; this page also includes general fundraising/ capital campaign updates for Historic Newton)

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