CPA Proposals & Projects

Washington Park

Historic Lighting

1-74 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460

goals:

Purchase and install historically appropriate lighting along the edges of Washington Park, a planned neighborhood laid out in 1868.

This neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

funding:

$131,035 CPA funds appropriated (historic resources)
$4,000 neighborhood contribution
$126,629 CPA funds spent
$130,629 TOTAL PROJECT COST
 

contacts:

  • (from 2004 proposal; organization & contacts no longer active as of spring 2012)
    Park Friends, Inc.
    18 Washington Park
    Newtonville, MA 02460
  • Commissioner of Parks & Recreation
    City of Newton
    246 Dudley Road, Newton, MA 02459
    bderubeis@newtonma.gov
    617.796.1500

Proposal Review & Appropriations

15 October 2004 - proposal

6 October 2004 - letters of support

26 April 2005 - CPC funding recommendation

16 May 2005 - Board order (appropriation)

Project News

December 2004-March 2005 - Massachusetts Historical Commission comments on National Register eligibility

12 December 2006 - request for extension of project deadline

September 2008 - Washington Park National Register Historic District:

 

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