Helping preserve HISTORIC RESOURCES THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND

 

Essex Preservation Consulting is dedicated to preserving and restoring historic properties that shape the character of communities throughout the Northeast. We are uniquely qualified to assist with a wide range of historic preservation projects, including historic tax credit applications, National Register nominations, environmental review, and architectural documentation. We work with a wide-ranging clientele, from small non-profit organizations and municipalities to large real estate development companies. Each of our projects offers a unique challenge, whether it be the restoration of a modest structure or the multi-phased rehabilitation of a substantial complex of buildings. We meet these challenges with a team approach, working closely with clients, architects, and city/state agencies to implement the best approach for each project.

 
 
 
 

Christine Beard

Founding Principal

 

Working in the field for nearly thirty years, I have developed a strong background in all aspects of historic preservation. While earning a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania, I was employed by the Clio Group to conduct paint and mortar analyses of historic structures. I continued my preservation work in Boston as a consultant for the Architectural Conservation Trust for Massachusetts, preparing historic tax credit applications and National Register nominations.  I subsequently cofounded Tremont Preservation Services, where I was fortunate enough to work on a wide range of interesting and challenging projects over a period of 20 years before establishing Essex Preservation Consulting.  When I am not climbing steeples, choosing mortar colors, or researching the history of carriage making , I spend as much time as possible hiking and mountain biking. My second car is a scooter.