The Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street, Newton Corner, MA 02458
Historic Newton (www.historicnewton.org) is a public-private partnership between a City department (the Jackson Homestead/ Newton History Museum) and a private nonprofit organization (the Newton Historical Society).
Note: The Jackson Homestead is owned by the City of Newton. Funds for work on the building must be appropriated to the control of the Public Buildings Department.
|$1,280,018.48||total CPA funds spent for all projects below (Museum Exterior and Museum Archives), as of December 2016|
Funding total above does not include the following projects funded directly through Historic Newton, which are documented on separate webpages (click links below):
Replace approximately 200-210 feet of badly damaged and decaying cedar picket fencing along the Jackson Road property line including two 4'x4' walk gates and one 12' double gate for vehicles. The CPA funds would cover the cost of removal and disposal of old materials as well as the installation of a new fence. The
|$18,244||CPA funds requested (August 2020)|
Project Oversight by Lisa Dady (Historic Newton) and Derek Mannion (Public Buildings)
|$19,244||TOTAL PROJECT COST|
August 21, 2020 - Pre-Proposal Application submitted for CPC Review. Additional Materials submitted include:
Protect the Jackson Homestead/Newton History Museum's collections, historic building and visitors by expanding and upgrading spaces for the storage and use of two-dimensional collections (printed materials, manuscripts and photographs), while also providing handicap accessibility and fire suppression systems that meet current standards.
|$1,142,345||total CPA funds appropriated, in December 2007, May 2010, October 2013, April 2015, November 2015 (see details below)|
|$40,000||City of Newton dedicated fund for the Jackson Homestead (originally donated by Nabisco Corp.)|
|$29,328.58||private donations to Historic Newton for this project|
|TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING|
||total CPA funds spent ($570.52 in unspent CPA funds returned)|
13 October 2009 initial estimate, 4 December 2009 revised estimate, 28 January 2010 final proposal for supplemental funding, 12 March 2010 CPC funding recommendation, 7 May 2010 Board order (appropriation)
6 April 2011 initial estimates, 27 July 2011 proposal to CPC and submissions to Massachusetts Historical Commission and Massachusetts Architectural Access Board, 25 August 2011 Newton Historical Commission review, 29 September 2011 submission to Newton Commission on Disabilities, including: summary & photos, site plans & elevations, floor plans
August-September 2011 - On August 17 the CPC voted 6-0 to recommend the full amount of requested funding. On September 21 the CPC then voted to hold their recommendation until the project budget was finalized based on reviews by the City's Design Review Committee, Newton Historical Commission, Newton Commission on Disabilities, Massachusetts Historical Commission, and Massachusetts Architectural Access Board. In 2013, Public Buildings submitted a new, revised budget and funding request.
30 May 2013 revised proposal and organizational finances attachments, 11 July 2013 presentation at CPC public hearing, 19 July 2013 external review of project plans for compliance with current building codes (this long file may load slowly), 24 July 2013 CPC funding recommendation, 10 September 2013 letter of support from Newton Commission on Disability, 7 October 2013 Board order (appropriation)
15 April 2015 supplemental proposal and organizational finances attachments, 14 May 2015 CPC public hearing presentation and comments from League of Women Voters, 27 May 2015 CPC funding recommendation
1997 - preservation restriction for the Jackson Homestead, held by the Massachusetts Historical Commission
16 December 2009 - update to the CPC as part of overall presentation for all Historic Newton projects
March-April 2015 - construction RFP (request for proposals) & bids received (basis for 2015 funding request)
October 2016, updated December 2016 - project final reports, including Public Buildings report of public funds spent, Historic Newton summary of private funds spent, and CPC staff total budget-vs-actual summary
Design a dedicated, stand-alone storage facility for the museum's collection of three-dimensional historic objects, to be built within the envelope of the historic, City-owned Crafts Street Stable. See also: other proposals & projects for the Crafts Street Stable.
|$30,000||CP funds requested (historic resources|
|$35,000||TOTAL PROJECT COST|
|NOTE:||This proposal was not funded.|
January-February 2010 - supplemental information requested by CPC:
24 February 2010 - CPC conditional vote to recommend funding (scroll down in mtg minutes)
14 May 2010 - City request to hold
In response to the City's request, the CPC did not forward a funding recommendation for this project to the Board of Aldermen. A revised proposal for this project may be submitted to the CPC when this project has been assigned a high current priority through the City's Capital Improvement Plan.
Replace leaking roof; restore and rehabilitate rotted wooden exterior elements, then repaint (in a historically documented color) the 1809 house and stable wing that house the Newton History Museum, in time for the house's 200th anniversary in 2009.
|$138,244||CP funds appropriated (historic resources)|
covered by Public Buildings Dept. operating budget
|$157,144||TOTAL PROJECT COST|
14 January 2009 - presentation at public hearing
19 February 2009 - City of Newton Law Dept. memo requested by the CPC, on
distinguishing CPA-eligible preservation from CPA-ineligible maintenance
18 March 2009 - CPC funding recommendation
18 May 2009 - Board order (appropriation)
January 2011 - Historic Newton request for revised scope of work (final)