Two Epsilon Projects Win Worcester Preservation Award
Epsilon has received a 2020 Worcester Preservation Award for the Stewardship of Abby’s House located on 52 High Street as well as for the Commercial Rehabilitation for the Central Building located on 332 Main Street. The awards recognize outstanding preservation, rehabilitation and restoration projects that bring new life to historic buildings and foster exciting development within the City of Worcester.
With historic preservation consulting services provided by Epsilon, both projects were able to secure both state and federal historic tax credits to assist with financing the projects. The Abby’s House was constructed in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy as the Saint Joseph’s Home for Working Girls and was rehabilitated to continue to serve as affordable housing and supportive services for women. The Central Building involved the rehabilitation of this early 20th century building that served as a commercial office and retail property. It reopened in late 2019 as a seven-story mixed-used building that contains 55 apartments all of which are occupied.
We are excited to be playing a role in bringing new life to historic buildings in the City. The awards are presented by Preservation Worcester and the Worcester Historical Commission and the projects will be honored at a ceremony on Monday, March 30.