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Historical Commission Preservation and Restoration Awards

The Foxborough Historical Commission presents Historic Preservation and Historic Restoration Awards annually to Foxborough property owners to commemorate Massachusetts Preservation Month in May. The Preservation Award is presented to owners who have refurbished their property and saved it from future uncertainty. The Restoration Award is presented to owners who have restored their property with integrity to its original state.

Definitions of Preservation/Restoration

Restoration: A project that returns a building, structure or site to its original or early documented appearance.

Preservation: The maintenance of a building, site or structure in its existing form by preventing further alteration or deterioration. Preservation allows the structure to reflect the many changes that have taken place over the years, which reveal its complete history.


And here the commission could use your help as we simply can't drive down every street in Foxborough, but we want to make sure that every home is considered. If there is a home in your neighborhood where the owners have made an exceptional effort to preserve, restore, or save the home then please take the time to let us know about it! We seek to recognize individuals that have made an extra effort in caring for their property and show them that their efforts are appreciated.

You can nominate a home for a preservation or restoration award by filling out this form [PDF].

But you can also send us an email us at to let us know about the home or click the button below.

2018 winners

Leonard Street

The 2018 award for Preservation was presented to the owners of the Queen Anne style Victorian home at 12 Leonard Street built in 1894. This style’s features include a front-facing gable structure with a two-story bay window. It has an asymmetrical façade with a partial width porch, one story high and extended along one wall. There is spindle work on the porch, turned posts and lacy brackets evident. The owners have preserved and enhanced the porch detailing and the bay windows by painting those ornamental elements with complementary colors that call attention to the architecture and announce its Victorian character.

Baker Street

The 2018 Restoration award was presented to the owners of the barn at 18 Baker Street. Built in 1852, the house and barn were built in an eclectic style, part Gothic Revival, identified by the exposed but enclosed rafters under the eaves and the drip molds over the windows and doors, and part Queen Anne Victorian with the wrap-around porch, turret and decorative shingles. The barn was restored by rebuilding some of the structure, under the floor and the whole back. Windows were repaired as well as some clapboards and trim boards.

This page was last updated 07/19/2018

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