CPA Proposals & Projects

Durant-Kenrick Homestead

286 Waverley Avenue, Newton Corner, MA 02458

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.

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:

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

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)

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.

 

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