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Tornado Damaged Resources on PM’s Most Endangered List

| 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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Massachusetts Most Endangered on YouTube!

| November 10th, 2010 | No Comments »

Get acquainted with the resources on Preservation Massachusetts 2010 Most Endangered List. Visit our YouTube page and watch the 2010 MER video and see incredible images and learn about these incredible yet threatened resources.

Click here to watch the video and don’t forget to subscribe to PM’s channel on YouTube!

Endangered Icons: 4 Central Mass Resources Endangered

| September 30th, 2010 | No Comments »

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The incredible interior of Southbridge’s Notre Dame Church. The church was listed on the 2010 Most Endangered Historic Resources List with 3 other Central Mass properties.

Endangered icons: Southbridge church among threatened area structures

By Bronislaus B. Kush|Worcester Telegram & Gazette| September 30, 2010

Boston — Notre Dame Church in Southbridge, which may be shuttered as part of the reorganization plan by the Diocese of Worcester to cope with the dwindling number of priests, is one of four Central Massachusetts landmarks that have been placed on Preservation Massachusetts’ 2010 Most Endangered Historic Resources list.

The others are the Odd Fellows Home in Worcester’s Greendale section, which may be razed for a housing development; the Oakham West School in Oakham; and the Rev. Abiel “Priest” Williams House in Dudley.

Preservation Massachusetts has put out an annual list for 17 years. The 10 structures listed have been judged by the nonprofit advocacy group as being historically significant, but threatened with demolition or neglect.

In May, chancery officials merged Notre Dame’s congregation with that of nearby Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.

Notre Dame parishioners fear that their cathedral-like church, which was built in 1912…

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Editorial: Historic house on Elliot Street in Springfield deserves reprieve

| September 27th, 2010 | No Comments »

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25-27 Elliot Street was listed on Preservation Massachusetts’ Most Endangered list for 2010

Historic House on Elliot Street in Springfield deserves reprieve

Editorial| Springfield Republican| September 15, 2010

Springfield — Now it’s time for the heavy lifting. Preservation Massachusetts has placed the nearly 140-year-old building at 25-27 Elliot St. in Springfield on its list of the state’s most endangered historic sites.

City officials and preservationists have fought for more than two years to save the fire-damaged, red-brick structure built in 1872.

The building is under the control of a court-appointed receiver, but its owner wants to knock it down, saying renovations would be too costly. Estimates to rehabilitate the house…

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25-27 Elliot Street on MA Most Endangered List

| September 27th, 2010 | No Comments »

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Preservation Massachusetts staff visited 25-27 Elliot Street in Springfield on September 13 with Congressman Richard Neal and others concerned about the future of this building.

Endangered Springfield duplex listed among most endangered historic sites in Massachusetts

By Peter Goonan| Springfield Republican| September 14, 2010

Springfield — A fire-damaged duplex on Elliot Street has been listed by a statewide historic preservation organization as one of the most endangered historic sites in Massachusetts.

The designation was revealed Monday as city officials, state and federal historic preservation organizations, and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, gathered outside the duplex at 25-27 Elliot St., to discussed options aimed at saving the building from demolition.

Preservation Massachusetts, a nonprofit historic preservation group, added the local building to its “Massachusetts’ Most Endangered Historic Resources” list. The duplex was built in 1872, and is located in the Quadrangle-Mattoon Street Historic District adjacent to the new federal courthouse on State Street.

The building has been boarded since a fire in January of 2008…

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