Lifetime Achievement for Andrea Gilmore

Lifetime Achievement for Andrea Gilmore

At an awaandreagilmore_square_0rds luncheon on May 19th, the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) award an Individual Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrea Gilmore for her many years of work and service in historic preservation and conservation.

Gilmore, who recently retired from Building Conservation Associates, a company she established in New England, was honored for her technical contributions to many historic preservation projects throughout New England over three decades. In addition to her work at Historic New England and adjunct instruction at Boston University’s Preservation Program, Andrea co-authored “Paint in America: The Colors of Historic Buildings,” published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Andrea is a former member of Historic Boston’s Board of Directors, and stays active with the organization as a member of its Council of Advisors. She has generously contributed important technical support for projects at HBI, including selection of the paint colors for the Alvah Kittredge House through painstaking paint analysis in 2014.

Also honored by MHC this year were the Josep Lluis Serte-designed Boston University Law School (early 1960s), restoration of Ralph Adams Cram’s All Saints Church in Dorchester (1892) and the Granary Burying Ground’s fence and entry (1840) restoration.

Congratulations everyone!