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Montclair Historic Preservation Commission Announces Awards

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission has announced the winners of the 2013 Historic Preservation Awards. They are:

  • Excellence in Restoration: Welsh House, 24 Upper Mountain Avenue. Built in 1901 at the Northwest corner of Upper Mountain Avenue and Claremont Avenue, the restoration of the Welsh House was constructed from the finest available materials and architectural specifications. “This stately nine-bedroom Center Hall Colonial is significant for being constructed as a weekend or mountain resort house for people who had their main residences in New York City,” said Historic Preservation Commission Secretary Barton Ross. “The breadth and care of the restoration work undertaken by the owner during this comprehensive interior and exterior restoration must be commended.”
  • Excellence in Adaptive Reuse: Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Avenue. Built in 1926 and previously known as the First Church of Christ Scientist, Hillside Square’s warm-colored granite building was designed by noted Chicago architect Charles Faulkner in a Roman Revival style. “It was widely publicized upon completion and has been documented by various architectural surveys of Montclair, which have recognized its eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places,” said Ross. “The church was well maintained over the years and retains a large amount of authenticity through its original exterior building fabric.”

Read more here: http://baristanet.com/2013/05/montclair-historic-preservation-commission-announces-awards/