Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The deadline for 'Statements of Interest' is Friday, Jan. 11.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The following is from the Winchester Public Schools. REQUEST for STATEMENTS OF INTEREST for the CARRIAGE HOUSE The Winchester School Committee is seeking Statements of Interest in a long-term lease of the physical plant known as the "Carriage House" on the Ambrose Elementary School Campus bordered by Cambridge St. (RT 3), High St., Westland Ave. and Oneida Rd. (see footnote at bottom of announcement) Built in 1906, the 4,600sf 2-story Carriage House is a unique and historic structure situated between the Ambrose Elementary School (built 2005) with a current enrollment of 518 K-5 students and the Sanborn House (built 1906), the latter of which is under long-term lease to the Winchester Historical Society which has assumed stewardship for …
Friday, December 23, 2011
The School Committee is going to look at its options for the century-old house.
At their meeting, the School Committee took another step toward making a decision on the Carriage House, located next to the Ambrose Elementary School. The structure, which is controlled by the School Department, was boarded up a few years ago as a new Ambrose school was being built. Since then, the century-old house has remained next to Ambrose, untouched. Over the past few months, the School Committee has discussed what to do with the house. “The carriage house is in disrepair,” said School Committee chair, Chris Linskey. “The building has gone unattended for many years,” said Superintendent William McAlduff. “Without a defined use for the building we never prioritized it on the capital budget.” Now, the committee has been asked by the …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Board of Selectmen wants the School Committee to excess the carriage house, which is located next to the Ambrose School, back to the town.
Located along High Street, adjacent to the Ambrose Elementary School, the carriage house has been a part of Winchester for over a century. The structure, which is controlled by the School Department, was boarded up a few years ago as a new Ambrose school was being built. Since then, the house has remained next to Ambrose, untouched. Over the past few months, the School Committee has discussed what to do with the house. “The carriage house is in disrepair,” said School Committee chair, Chris Linskey. “The interior is in really poor shape. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done, related to mold, and there’s no educational use for the facility.” Previously, the School Committee had discussed the possibility of excessing the house to the …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Jack LeMenager of the Winchester Historical Commission believes that the Carriage House can be saved.
At the Fall Town Meeting on Nov. 7, a passing comment by School Committee Chair Christopher Linskey went by almost unnoticed. Yet, it likely means the ultimate survival and resurrection of one of Winchester’s most valuable treasures. The historic carriage house at the Sanborn Estate has long been under the aegis of the school district due to its proximity to the Ambrose campus. The 100-year-plus structure is in such a state of disrepair that some in town had lately been arguing for its demolition. For its part, the School Committee could not envision a use for it, nor did it have the funds for its restoration. As a result, Mr. Linskey announced that the carriage house would be “excessed” back to town. The Winchester Historical Commission …