Newburyport High School Newburyport, MA
Constructed in 1938 to the designs of Newburyport native Edwin Sherill Dodge, Newburyport’s public high school is among the most charming and celebrated structures in the village. With redbrick construction, a towering cupola, and a double-height entry colonnade, the classical design sensibilities of the school recall so many of New England’s eighteenth-century structures, making it a perfect fit for this seaside village and popular tourist destination.
In 2012 our firm completed a conditions assessment of the school’s wood elements for the Town of Newburyport. Having outlined a prioritized treatment plan, the report is currently guiding the town’s plan for a phased restoration of the building. Phase III - the restoration of the cupola - has been completed in 2019. Comprised of woodwork repair, re-painting and window replacement, mast stabilization, and a full restoration of a gilded gold-leaf weathervane ship - this cupola marks the final stage in the school’s multi-year entrance overhaul.