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Pine Manor Renovation and Restoration Project

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The beauty of the Pine Manor College campus, with its wooded grounds and historic architecture, affords peaceful, contemplative, gentle spaces in which the work of the college flourishes. The Frederick Carlos Ferry, Jr. Administrative Building is the administrative hub of daily campus life. We are pleased to announce that efforts to replace and repair the windows, shingles and woodwork have begun in earnest.

The North Bennet Street School conducted a thorough assessment of the Ferry Administrative Building, and recommended Beacon Hill Restoration for the project. Under the leadership of historic restoration expert, Denis Semprebon, owner of Beacon Hill historic preservation, the exterior restoration and repair work to Ferry remains on schedule.

Semprebon and his crew are breathing new life into the entire front facade of the building, with exceptional attention to detail and masterful skills they are re-shingling the entire front of the building, shingle by shingle, and reproducing all of the historic windows.

“As chair of Pine Manor’s Physical Facilities Committee, I am excited and heartened by the commitment the college has made to overcoming issues of differed maintenance,” Professor Emerita of Biology, Elizabeth Gardner says. “It is wonderful to move forward with issues the Physical Facilities Committee has identified as important to address.” In addition to the restorative work on the historic facades, the repair work includes essential projects such as fixing leaks and valves, and replacing fire panels, all of which are, according to Dr. Gardner, “essential to the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.”

On different corners on campus, the Josephine Abercrombie Art Building and the Ann Pappajohn Vassiliou ‘93 Child Study Center have undergone significant repair and restoration. The Abercrombie Art Building’s windows have been replaced, leaking sections of the roof repaired, and new skylight windows have been installed. Dr. Gardner also notes: “And our wonderful Ann Pappajohn Vassiliou ‘93 Child Study Center is having all of its shingles and roofing replaced, while undergoing a number of interior changes such as woodworking and painting. The staff, faculty, parents and children are thrilled with this important work.” 

While many are historic, each building is also critically necessary to life on the Pine Manor College campus, responsible for helping faculty, staff and administrators to continue to serve each student – one student at a time! 

Ferry Administration Building

The restoration of the Ferry Administration Building is moving into high gear. In addition to restoring our iconic dragons, the team is working to remove existing shingles, by documenting the pattern and then replacing with the new shingles.

Stay tuned!


Professor Bill Stargard and his Art History students ("Space, Place, and Experience" class) came over to the Ferry Administration Building to meet with Denis Semprebon of Beacon Hill Restoration. Denis has kindly agreed to speak with the class about American architecture and the Ferry restoration project that he and his colleagues are working on this fall.

Abercrombie Building

We are excited to welcome the Abercrombie Fine Arts Wing’s renovation team! Work began in the spring of 2016, and much of the roof shingles and 18 large windows will be replaced by semester end. 

More to come as we follow Abercrombie’s transformation.

Entrance Sign

A beautiful new sign for our entrance!

The Ann Pappajohn Vassiliou Child Study Center (CSC)