CPA Proposals & Projects

Newton Corner Library Building

124 Vernon Street, Newton Corner, MA 02458

goals:

Preserve and rehabilitate Greek Revival building originally constructed as a single-family house in 1845, including work on roof, wood gutters, trim, clapboards, doors, windows & insulation.

funding:

$291,829 CPA funds appropriated (historic resources)
$17,168 unspent balance returned
$274,661 CPA funds spent

contacts:

Proposal Review & Appropriations

November 2002-March 2004 initial funding

1 November 2002 - initial proposal

3 February 2003 - supplemental information: potential other funding sources, future maintenance

7 April 2003 - CPC recommendation

14 July 2003 - Board order (appropriation)

1 March 2004 - Newton Historical Commission approval

January-April 2005 supplemental funding

19 January 2005 - supplemental funding request

8 February 2005 - CPC recommendation

4 April 2005 - Board order (appropriation)

August-September 2005 additional supplemental funding

24 August 2005 - second supplemental funding request

25 August 2005 - CPC recommendation

19 September 2005 - Board order (appropriation)

Project News

18 August 2003 - Memorandum of Understanding for historic preservation of Newton Corner Library building

  • Later superseded by Newton's expanded CPA ordinance, which gives the Newton Historical Commission the final authority to approve or disallow future changes to the historically significant features of any City building that has received CPA funding.

27 August 2003 - timeline for preservation project

2003 & 2007 - before & after photos from preservation project

June 2006 - Historic Landscape Report for Farlow & Chaffin Parks; includes historical background on Newton Corner Library building, formerly part of the Chaffin Estate

9 March 2012 - Historic Building Report for former Newton Corner Library, one in a series funded by the CPA program as the City Historic Buildings Survey

  • This report assesses the building's historic significance and makes recommendations for preserving its historically significant exterior & interior features.

 

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