Historic Restoration


Wenham Town Hall, Front exterior view

Wenham Town Hall

  Wenham, Massachusetts Situated on Wenham Common, Wenham Town Hall is a wood-framed structure built in 1842. Years of modifications to the building resulted in major structural and water infiltration issues. Johnson Roberts Associates addressed these issues as part of an overall renovation and restoration of the building. Based on photographic


Northborough Free Public Library

Northborough, Massachusetts The historic Northborough Free Public Library is an early 1900s granite Richardsonian building. Johnson Roberts Associates renovated and restored the original building and added a new section within a challengingly tight linear site. The addition, which more than triples the size of the library, is clad with a


Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library

Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library

Dracut, Massachusetts The addition and renovation to the Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library more than triples the size of the existing library. The new addition curves around the original 1922 library building, whose restoration becomes the architectural focus of the new design. The first floor holds the children’s area, meeting


Mason Library, Interior view

Mason Library

Great Barrington, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates worked design through construction on the addition, restoration, and renovation of the historic Mason Library. The addition provides a new elevator and room for a new children’s department. Additionally, considerable sitework improves access at the main entrance by relocating the original stairs to make


Lithgow Public Library

Lithgow Public Library

Augusta, Maine Additions and renovations to the Lithgow Public Library modernize services and more than triple the size of the old library. The expansion respects the original building—part of the National Register of Historic Places—while establishing a modern library with expanded technology access. With 31,755 SF of space, the library


John Curtis Free Library

John Curtis Free Library

Hanover, Massachusetts The renovations to the John Curtis Free Library restore the original historic library, and a new two-level addition expands the library to 19,000 square feet. Updates to the library included a new handicapped-accessible main entrance in the rear of the building, facing the new parking lot. Additionally, the


Hopkinton Public Library, Entrance

Hopkinton Public Library

The Hopkinton Public Library resides in two previously linked, well-loved historic structures—the original historic library and an adjacent church. The renovations and additions reorganize the library and expand the existing historic structures from 7,000 SF to 22,500 SF. The renovation design is sympathetic to the architecture of the original historic

Haston Free Public Library

North Brookfield, Massachusetts The addition and renovations to the historic 1890 Haston Free Public Library restore the original library and provide much-needed extra space for expanded library services. Located on a tight site with limited room for expansion, the Haston Free Public Library project was a challenge. Careful planning allowed


Gale Memorial Library

Laconia, New Hampshire The addition and renovation to the Gale Memorial Library has restored the original 1888 granite building and created a new addition providing handicapped access, meeting rooms, and expanded book capacity. The addition, which doubled the size of the library, was designed to complement the Victorian architecture of


Concord Fowler Library, Exterior view

Fowler Branch Library

Concord, Massachusetts The Concord Fowler Branch Library addition and renovation created a new Children’s Department and meeting room and restored the original historic library, including the cupola and skylight. Archival storage was created and designed to accommodate the Library’s historic collections. The renovation also expanded adult services into a lower


Concord Free Public Library, Artrium

Concord Free Public Library

Concord, Massachusetts Renovations and additions to the Concord Free Public Library feature a new entrance for patrons and expanded collections and services for children, young adults, and adults. New conference and special collections spaces are provided for patrons. The historical portions of the building were restored. Renovations to the entire


Charlton Public Library

Charlton, Massachusetts The addition and renovation to the Charlton Public Libary has restored the original 1905 Dexter Memorial Hall library building, and provided a new addition to double the size of the library. The renovations and addition provide improved accessibility, expanded reading and study spaces, a restored historic meeting hall,


Ayer Town Hall

Ayer Town Hall

Ayer, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates worked with the Town of Ayer to preserve and restore the historic Ayer Town Hall, built in 1876. The project provides much need facility updates and accessibility improvement while preserving the building’s historic elements. Accessibility improvements include the insertion of an elevator and an egress