Project Category: Civic + Cultural

Oak Bluffs Town Hall

The Town Hall was in an old school building first constructed in 1938, then significantly expanded in the 1960’s. After a detailed assessment of the existing building, the design team was determined that the existing heavy timber roof construction, floors, and exterior walls could be retained (approximately 70% of the existing building). The design inserts […]

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City Hall Campus

The two-story Italianate Fitchburg City Hall was built in 1853. The building featured brick walls on a granite foundation with brick pilasters, brownstone and terracotta details, granite lintels, and a slate roof. There were offices on the first floor and a large public meeting room on the second floor. In 1879, a stage house was […]

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Main Street Theater Restoration

he downtown Fitchburg Theater Block consists of a 2-story commercial building and a 1,751-seat performance/movie theater. The theater opened on February 7, 1929 as a movie house with live (often Vaudeville) performances and a Wurlitzer Style 190-pipe organ. The last time the theater was used was the early-1980’s, and it has seriously deteriorated since then. Thirty years […]

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Orleans Community Building

The Orleans Fire Department was officially organized in 1922. A new fire house was constructed in 1926 on Main Street near the village center. The wood-frame hip-roof building housed a double apparatus bay with a single room at the back. The addition of an ambulance bay and dispatch office was completed in 1947. Subsequent additions/renovations […]

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