Northland Receives Award for Preservation Efforts
NEWTON, Mass. (November 11, 2016) – Northland Investment Corporation is proud to announce it has been recognized by the 2016 Newton Preservation Awards Committee for management of their property at 156 Oak Street in Newton’s Upper Falls neighborhood.
The Newton Stewardship Preservation Awards celebrate accomplishments in historic preservation in the city. Historic Newton and the Newton Historical Commission collaborate each year to present the awards to exemplary historic buildings and landscapes, plus individuals who dedicate themselves to preservation.
The property, 156 Oak Street, is a historic factory complex originally built in 1870 as the home of a family-owned manufacturing and machine shop. Most recently, the majority of the complex served as the headquarters for Clark’s N.A., the North American home base to Clarks Shoes. After being listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, the property was renovated in 1996 and acquired by Northland in 2005. From 2007 to 2013, Northland collaborated with Clark’s to expand their presence in the building by investing in work throughout the complex and additional preservation efforts.
“As a major economic force in the industrialization and development of Newton Upper Falls, renovation of this historic brick and beam building at the Charles River has carefully maintained the original character and charm, while adding significant enhancements and updates to appeal to modern business,” said Rita Tyszka, Vice President of Commercial for Northland. “Preservation of the building will continue to be a key consideration for us as we work with the community on our concept for development on Needham Street.”