Paul & Niki Tsongas Award

The Tsongas Award is Preservation Massachusetts' highest honor, honoring people and projects that have displayed the highest level of commitment to historic preservation in the Commonwealth.  Named for the awards first recipient, Senator Paul Tsongas, it was expanded in 2016 to include the contributions of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas to preservation efforts across all of Massachusetts.

2021 Tsongas Award Recipients


Mayflower II, Plymouth



Carter School Apartments, Leominster

George Walter Smith Art Museum, Springfield

Fitchburg City Hall

Seamen's Bethel and Mariners Home at the New Bedford Port Society Complex



Jenkins Block, Whitman

Cobbet Hill Apartments, Lynn

Nathaniel T. Allen House, West Newton

Reed Toy Factory, Leominster


Paul Pezzella, Legislative Agent, Boston

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