The North End / Waterfront Neighborhoood Council, NEWNC, unanimiously supported the proposed expansion by the Paul Revere House Museum to 5-6 Lathrop Place, directly behind the existing historical property located in North Square. The zoning relief addresses the conversion of the existing multi-family residential properties at 5-6 Lathrop Place to “cultural accessory use” as part of the expansion plans for the Paul Revere House museum. Now that the exterior of the 1835 building is essentially renovated, the PRH is presenting floor plans for the inside renovation.
In addition, two variances are needed for the expansion relate to the Groundwater Conservation Overlay District (GCOD). Engineers are looking at the water filtration to compensate for any groundwater loss from the addition of 50 square feet of new structure.
The PRH purchased the privately owned property in May 2007 to house a new Midnight Ride exhibit, visitor restrooms, classrooms, program and office space. The planned work will also make both the original house and Lathrop Place building accessible to the disabled. Staff are planning for an April 2013 completion date.
Watch the above video for all the details of the project.