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Boston Globe: Truro House in area that inspired Hopper must go

EKelly | January 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »

Truro, Edward Hopper House and Landscape
The Edward Hopper Landscape in Truro was listed on PM’s Most Endangered Historic Resources List in 2007.

Truro house in area that inspired Hopper must go

By Amanda Cedrone|The Boston Globe| January 22, 2012

Truro – Officials in Truro have ordered that a 8,333-square-foot house, which has been at the center of controversy for several years, be demolished.

The house is owned by Andrea Kline, widow of businessman Donald Klein, and is located at 27 Stephens Way on what is known as the Hopper Landscape, overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

The scenery provided inspiration for painter Edward Hopper who spent summers in South Truro.

Since the building permits for the property were issued, and construction began on the house in 2008, its owners and neighbors have been waging a legal battle, with neighbors stating that the house is an eyesore in the middle of the historic landscape.

“From the road [the house] appears quite unintrusive,” said Alan Efronmson, chairman of Truro’s zoning board of appeals. “If you do see it from above, it looks like an airplane hanger or something seen from a plane. Its enormous.”

Over the years the case wound its way through the zoning board, to land court, to appeals court, and finally was turned down for review by the state Supreme Judicial Court in early November, Efromson said.

Following the decision by the court not to take the case, zoning board members met last month and voted to instruct Thomas Wingard Jr., the town building commissioner, to revoke the building permits.

In a letter dated Friday, Wingard informed Klein’s trustee, Duane Landreth, that the house must be demolished.

The letter goes on to state that, “in addition to removal of the offending structure, you are ordered to restore the property as nearly as possible to its pre-construction state.”

Landreth would not comment on the case.

Citing the long legal battle the town has seen over the years, some neighbors of the property believe the issue is far from resolved.

One Stephen’s Way resident who declined to give his name said, “I can’t believe the landscape will come back in my lifetime.”

Taken from the Boston Globe, Metro Section, B-5.

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Tornado Damaged Resources on PM’s Most Endangered List

EKelly | October 5th, 2011 | No Comments »

Properties in communities struck by Massachusetts tornadoes named to state list of ‘most endangered’ historic resources

By Peter Goonan|Springfield Republican|October 4, 2011

Multiple private and public properties in Springfield, Brimfield, Wilbraham and Monson that were damaged in the June 1 tornadoes have been named to a statewide list of the “most endangered” historic resources in Massachusetts.

Preservation Massachusetts, a statewide historic preservation organization, recently announced its “most endangered” list for 2011, which include Springfield sites such as the Howard Street Armory, the Howard Street School, the former MacDuffie School Campus and the Six Corners neighborhood.

The list also includes downtown Monson and the Monson Town Office building, the Springfield Boys Club Camp in Brimfield, and the Adams Cemetery in Wilbraham.

Preservation Massachusetts has been compiling its annual “most endangered” list for 18 years but decided to focus its attention this year…

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MA Most Endangered Update: Nomination Deadline Extended!

EKelly | August 5th, 2011 | No Comments »

Preservation Massachusetts has extended the nomination deadline for the 2011 Most Endangered Historic Resources program through Monday, August 15.

This year’s endangered program is a special edition, focusing only on the communities of Western Massachusetts hit by the damaging June 1st tornadoes and storms. For this reason Preservation Massachusetts will only accept nominations from the Western Massachusetts areas negatively affected by the storms:

Agawam, Brimfield, Monson, Springfield, Southbridge, Sturbridge, Westfield, West Springfield, and Wilbraham.

PM feels strongly that in order to continue our commitment to the needs of the western Massachusetts constituency, it is imperative to keep the spotlight on the areas devastated by this spring’s natural disaster. PM’s Most Endangered Historic Resources List will be an opportunity for continued advocacy and education about preservation in these communities as they begin to rebuild and restore.

To download a copy of the nomination form, click here.

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns, 617-723-3383.

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Springfield Republican: PM’s new list of most-endangered historic properties to focus on tornado-damaged communities

EKelly | August 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

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Tornadoes that touched down in Springfield devastated many historic properties and neighborhoods.

Preservation Massachusetts’ new list of most endangered historic properties to focus on tornado-damaged communities

By Peter Goonan|Springfield Republican| August 2, 2011

SPRINGFIELD – A statewide historic preservation organization, currently compiling its annual list of “most endangered” historic properties, has decided to focus its attention this year solely on the communities affected by the June 1 tornadoes that swept through Hampden and Worcester counties.

Preservation Massachusetts, a nonprofit group, announced last week that it is accepting nominations for its 2011 “Most Endangered Historic Resources” program. However, it is limiting the selections to the tornado-damaged communities including…

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Mass. Most Endangered – Special edition to focus on tornado affected communities

EKelly | July 8th, 2011 | No Comments »

Preservation Massachusetts’ 2011 Most Endangered Historic Resources Program
Special Edition: Tornado Damaged Communities of Western Massachusetts


2011 Most Endangered Nomination Form

The Most Endangered Historic Resources List for 2011 will be a Special Edition focusing only on the communities of Western Massachusetts hit by the damaging June 1st tornadoes and storms. For this reason Preservation Massachusetts will only accept nominations from the Western Massachusetts areas negatively affected by the storms:

Agawam, Brimfield, Monson, Springfield, Southbridge, Sturbridge, Westfield, West Springfield, and Wilbraham.

PM feels strongly that in order to continue our commitment to the needs of the western Massachusetts constituency, it is imperative to keep the spotlight on the areas devastated by this spring’s natural disaster. PM’s Most Endangered Historic Resources List will be an opportunity for continued advocacy and education about preservation in these communities as they begin to rebuild and restore.

This year’s form has been modified for ease of use and time efficiency. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Courtney Whelan via email at cwhelan@preservationmass.org or in the office at 617-723-3383.

Please download the nomination form and have an electronic and physical copy to Preservation Massachusetts by close of business Friday, August 5th.

Should you need a nomination form printed and mailed to you please contact PM’s office.

Preservation Massachusetts
Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Re: MER 2011

617-723-3383
cwhelan@preservationmass.org

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