City of Quincy awards grant to help Historic New England preserve National Historic Landmark property
QUINCY, MASS. – The Quincy City Council recently approved a $30,000 Community Preservation Act (CPA) grant to Historic New England to support preservation work at the 1770 Quincy House property, a National Historic Landmark.
The funds will be used to restore the early twentieth-century garage, the last standing outbuilding on the property. As part of a multi-year plan, Historic New England has been reinterpreting and restoring the interior and exterior of Quincy House. The next steps are to incorporate the garage and landscape into the story of the house and the development of the neighborhood. The structure and the landscape help show how the neighborhood changed from the original 250-acre Quincy homestead stretching from Hancock Street to Quincy Bay, to today’s more densely populated neighborhood. Historic New England is committed to preserving and maintaining Quincy House as an integral and cherished part of the Wollaston community.
The CPA grant is one of twenty-three projects to receive more than $1.58 million. Funds from the CPA are used to preserve historic buildings and landscapes, protect open space, increase affordable housing, and provide new recreational projects.
In conjunction with Discover Quincy Days, Quincy House is open for tours on the first Saturday of the month from June through October from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. For details, visit HistoricNewEngland.org or call 617-994-5930. Admission is free for Quincy residents and Historic New England members; $5 for the general public.