What is your interest in the Mass. Studies Network?
Multiple interests--local histories of Salem, Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and other towns; First period settlement and culture, Native American culture; early New England industries; Massachusetts architecture.
Restoration architect and historian residing in Salem, MA.
Thanks Heather--I do hope the W.G. Upham designed bldg. can be re-used.
Thanks Mary--Yes, I've been following this old property with continuing interest, and expect soon to come under contract to help design for the repair of all the rooted timber frame in the surviving Souther Tide Mill Grist Mill. Keep up all the good work at the Crane Library--one of my favorites!
Re: Norwood High School
The town has gotten approval from the state to go ahead with a design for a new high school (and Town Meeting already approved either 3 or 6 million for the design). There is a plan floating around to build the high school elsewhere and turn the Upham building into a rec center... but I think it will take a bit for the politics to shake out. The Norwood Bulletin has been covering it pretty well: http://www.wickedlocal.com/norwood/fun/entertainment/x222992307/Opinions-differ-on-field-location-at-new-Norwood-High-School