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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Press Release: Framingham Historical Commission’s 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards

Framingham, MA - Historic buildings and places are a valued part of Framingham’s heritage. Associated with each of these is a story that tells us about our past and the people and events that made Framingham what it is today – a thriving, diverse place with a rich heritage. The 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards will give

recognition to individuals and organizations that have made recent efforts to preserve Framingham’s history.


In 2016, four projects received Preservation Achievement Awards from the Historical Commission. These were:

  • Framingham State University, for their rehabilitation of the “1812 House”
  • Don and Daryl Levy, for their rehabilitation of the South Framingham Railroad Station
  • Framingham History Center and the Town of Framingham, jointly, for their preservation work on Edgell Memorial Library
  • Parks and Recreation Department, Town of Framingham, for their repairs to the Revolutionary War tombs in the Old Burying Ground

The Historical Commission is now seeking nominations from the public for preservation projects worthy of receiving an award in 2017. The public is invited to participate in this program, and the Historical Commission welcomes your help in identifying persons, buildings, and objects worthy of recognition. Anyone wishing to do

so may obtain a nomination form from the Historical Commission’s website (FraminghamMA.gov/HC), the Community & Economic Development office, Room B2 in the Memorial Building (lower level), and the Main Branch and McAuliffe Branch of the Framingham Public Library. Questions can be addressed to Jennifer Doherty,

Historic Preservation Planner, at jbd@FraminghamMA.gov or (508) 532-5455.


Nominations should be returned to the Historical Commission by Friday, February 3, 2017; the return address is on the nomination form. Members of the Historical Commission will review all nominations and make the final determination of recipients. 


The 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards will be held during Preservation Month, in May; date, time, and location to be determined.


For a printable press release and nomination form, click the press release link below...

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