Two historic buildings on the Preservation Society’s 2019 Most Endangered Properties list didn’t make the 2020 iteration of the list because of positive developments towards an end goal of preservation. They are:
Central Fire Station, c. 1920 (165 Bedford Street)
The historic fire station on Bedford Street has been a longstanding regular on past most endangered lists by the Preservation Society. However, a Community Preservation Act grant recently funded a new roof for the building – a vital first step in preserving the building – and also included a preservation restriction on the deed of the property, all but ensuring its future preservation.
229 Highland Avenue, c. 1899
This historic Queen Anne-style house has been owned by the Fall River Housing Authority since 1985, but has remained empty for several years. After making the Preservation Society’s most endangered list last year for the first time, the Preservation Society reached out to the Massachusetts Housing Authority to inquire about the future of the property, which indicated future plans to redevelop the property.