The North Square reconstruction project was awarded one of nine 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards by the Boston Preservation Alliance. The award recognizes the resilience of individuals, the versatility of historic buildings, and the importance of storytelling in keeping our histories alive.
Now, members of the public can cast your vote for the 2020 Preservation Awards fan favorite! The fan favorite winner will be announced at the virtual 32nd Annual Preservation Alliance Awards on October 15 starting at 6 p.m. The awards ceremony, hosted by journalist Katie Couric, is free and open to the public. Register to attend.
North Square, one of Boston’s oldest occupied neighborhoods, underwent a $2.5 million revitalization project with the goal of acknowledging its historic and cultural significance as well as creating an accessible space for all. Breaking ground in October 2017, the reconstructed Square’s finalized design features four bronze sculptures, repointed cobblestones, iron chains and bollards, and seating areas for visitors to better enjoy the space. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in September 2019.
A+J Art+Design, selected to create the artwork for the renovated North Square, designed four sculptures that each reflect some piece of the history and culture of the North End. Learn more about the 1798 North Square View, North End Story Map, Fantastical Historical Nautical Instrument, and “What We Brought With Us” Suitcase Sculpture, pictured clockwise below, in A+J Art+Design’s presentations to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA).