School Administration Building Restoration Phases I and II
Location: 354 Teaticket Highway, East Falmouth MA 02536
Applicant: Falmouth School Committee
Grant: $40,000, $490,534, and $255,000
Year/Article: November 2006, A38; April 2007, A41; April 2009, A20
In June 2006 the Falmouth School Committee requested and was appropriated $40,000 from the CPFund partially to cover the Phase I cost of developing a renovation plan that included restoration of historic components of the School Administration building’s exterior and interior. The town-owned school office building, which also serves as a central conference center used by numerous town committees and groups, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Built in 1928, it remains the focal point of a disappearing Teaticket Village center. In 2007, the School Committee requested and was appropriated $490,534 from the CPFund for Phase II, the exterior restoration portion of the renovation, which had a total cost of $1.1 million. In 2008 Town Meeting amended the 2007 article to allow the inclusion of an HVAC system in the scope of work, since a climate-controlled system would ensure the preservation of the restored building components. The work included new slate and membrane roofing with the associated copper flashing and downspouts, restoration of the wood trim and cupola.
In 2009 the School Committee again requested and was appropriated $255,000 from the CPFund for completion of the remaining exterior and interior restoration. Work included replacing windows and doors, repairing exterior masonry, replacing lintels as needed, repairing the stucco in the main gable, and painting, with a total cost of $453,000.