The first award was the Architectural Preservation Award for the Nantucket Museum of African American History’s Boston-Higginbotham House.
This home was constructed in 1774 by Senaca Boston. Seneca Boston was a weaver and was formerly enslaved. This home holds a special sense a pride in the community as it has been owned by Black Nantucketers for 200 years. The Boston-Higginbotham House is truly a piece of Nantucket History.
Architect Marsha Fader and builder Chuck Lenhart carefully made decisions to utilize different rooms in the house to emphasize 18th, 19th, and 20th century stories while honoring the full 200 years of African American ownership.
The second award was the Historical Renovation Award for 10 Martin’s Lane.
10 Martins Lane was built on Fair Street in 1756 and moves to Martins Lane in 1801. This home was owned by the same family for 75 years and used exclusively as a summer home.
Chuck Lenhart, Ken Jennings and Al Messina completed a renovation and restoration, ultimately making this untouched gem suitable for year-round living.
Thank you Chuck for everything you do for this community! We are so lucky to have you as a part of our Compass Rose Family! Congratulations on all your success. The recognition is well deserved!