CPA Proposals & Projects

Houghton Garden

Suffolk Road at Woodman Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Complete installation of black ornamental steel fence and gate sets with granite posts to define the property and secure it against vandalism, dumping, and entry of motor vehicles; improve pedestrian access and vehicular access for maintenance contractors.


$90,000 CPA funds appropriated (historic resources)
$8,442 unspent funds returned
$81,566 CPA funds spent


  • Conservation Commission
    c/o Senior Environmental Planner
    City of Newton, Planning & Development Department
    1000 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton Centre, MA 02459
  • Friends of Houghton Garden
    P.O. Box 67155
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Proposal Review & Appropriations

3 November 2003 - proposal

28 January 2004 - CPC funding recommendation

15 March 2004 - Board order (appropriation)

Project News

November 2003 - fence options

12 January 2005 - conversion of loan portion of CP funding to grant (after application for Mass. Preservation Projects Fund grant was denied)

27 April 2009 - final payment

May 2009 - photos

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