The project will revive and expand the defunct historic mill site in downtown Lee into a combination of office space, both market-rate and affordable rental units, a hotel, and a “public market” with multiple restaurants and food kiosks.
This survey of a portion of Great Barrington’s rich catalogue of historic buildings was a significant undertaking for the Historical Commission. It provides the town with the first of a series of reports that provide documentation of sites worthy of preserving and those potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Close Encounters With Music will kick off its 2019-20 season Sunday, Oct. 27, with the American premiere of Andre Hajdu’s ‘Kohelet’ for four cellos narrated by film, stage and television actor Sam Waterston.
U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, traveled to Lee Tuesday and joined state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield; state Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox; town officials; and representatives from Eagle Mill to announce the awarding of $400,000 worth of historic rehabilitation tax credit funds.
Clinton Church Restoration awarded National Trust for Historic Preservation grant Great Barrington — Clinton Church Restoration Inc. is one of 22 sites and organizations dedicated to preserving African-American history that has received grant support from National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. As part of the second class of Action Fund
Most of the standards the Massachusetts Historical Commission says the project would violate are technical and easily remedied. Nonetheless, as a result, MHC says the proposed project does not meet the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s standards for the rehabilitation of historic properties.
The primary order of business for Conner and Nappo was to get the selectboard to write a letter of endorsement for Grayhouse’s application for $75,000 on an emergency basis from the Massachusetts Historical Commission’s Preservation Projects Fund.
“It’s time we start talking with our neighbors. I’m certainly willing to talk to anyone who wants to talk about moving forward with Berkshire Hills or even Farmington River and Richmond.”
— Egremont Selectboard Chairman Bruce Turner
In their letter to the editor, Sharon Gregory, Patricia Ryan and Gabrielle Senza write:
“If we allow roof-mounted systems ‘by right’ for accessory use and amend the definition for ‘light industrial’ to include ‘commercial solar installations,’ we would make great legal and green energy strides.”
Saved from the wrecking ball in 2010 by former St. James Episcopal Church parishioners Sally Harris and her husband, Fred, Saint James Place will serve as creative hub, permanent home, and year-round performance venue for small and mid-sized cultural organizations in Great Barrington and southern Berkshire County.
Hotel on North is the recipient of a 2016 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award in the category of Adaptive Reuse for the rehabilitation and restoration of the Burns Block and New Burns Block as Hotel on North.