The Mission of Preservation Chelsea

It is our mission to preserve Chelsea as a village rich with history and charm, reflected by historic buildings, surrounding farmlands, and as found in our beautiful and vibrant village center. We aim to work through education, offering to ourselves and the community the history of Chelsea as well as the issues shaping our future. We intend actively to preserve historic landmarks and to have a voice in all issues that affect any possible de-centralization of our village. It is our intention to pursue this mission with full involvement and input from merchants and citizens of Chelsea and to act in ways that make sense for the preservation of Chelsea's charm and historic integrity while supporting a vibrant and successful downtown.

Federal Screw Works

Federal Screw Works
This property has been under threat of total demolition since 2008--there are historically signficant and architecturally interesting sections that should be preserved!

Jackson Street Panorama

Jackson Street Panorama
The DDA voted at the meeting on 9.20.12 to demolish the Daniels Addition Car Showroom despite the letter from the State Historic Preservation Office. (please read below)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Please leave your ideas for adaptive reuse of the two remaining structures of the Federal Screw Works site on Congdon Street

The blogspot is maintained by Preservation Chelsea, and we are delighted that Rene Papo left the two Federal Screw Works (FSW) buildings on Congdon street.

  • Since block two of Congdon Street has the adaptively reused Catholic School as a community arts center across the street on the corner,
  • and since small structure across the street still functions as manufacturing building, 
  • adaptive reuse of the remaining two FSW buildings is a good fit for that block of Congdon Street.

This street will be one of the most interesting streets architecturally in Chelsea outside the downtown.

Tom Girard is your neighbor and a member of the Preservation Chelsea Board of Directors.  Please leave your ideas here, or community with Tom Girard at 474 3632 or drop a line in his mailbox at 320 South Main.

  1. We'd like your ideas for how the buildings might be adaptively reused?
  2. What are your concerns?
Whatever way you choose to communicate, please leave your name, address, and how we might communicate with you.  Thank you!!

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