Historic Preservation

Harkness Greenhouse and Potting Shed – Waterford, CT

Lyn Smith developed design plans to renovate and rehabilitate the central greenhouse and the stucco-clad masonry potting shed at this state park situated on the Long Island Sound shoreline. Lyn served as the architect of record and together with CME Associates, Inc. designed the extension of site utilities and drainage, and performed an environmental review of regulatory compliance for the facilities. CME also provided structural expertise and design to restore the greenhouses and bring the structures into compliance with current building code. Harkness Memorial Park is comprised of the mansion house, outbuildings, associated gardens and lawns on over 200 acres of property maintained by CT DEEP.

Other representative projects;

  • Cady-Copp Homestead (1745) National Archaeological Preserve (NAP) Stabilization and preservation Putnam, CT
  • Mother Bailey House and Tavern (1782) National Register (NR) Sill replacement and stabilization, Groton, CT
  • Groton Monument (1830) NR Remediation and restoration Fort Griswold State Park, Groton, CT
  • West Woodstock Library (1840) Additions and restoration of historic law library, Woodstock, CT
  • Fitch Hoose House (1846) NR Restoration of historic slave home, Dalton, MA
  • Sturbridge Center School (1855) NR Façade improvements and accessibility, Sturbridge, MA
  • Greeneville Fire House (1896) Façade restoration, code compliance, Norwich, CT
  • Killingly Town Hall (1892) NR Exterior ADA egress compliance, Killingly, CT
  • CT Firemen’s Historical Society Museum (1901) Exterior repairs and improvements, Manchester, CT
  • Thermos Mill (1885) NR Repurpose for Charter School, Norwich, CT
  • Danielson Fire Station (1908) NR Masonry repair, roof, and flashing replacement, Killingly, CT
  • United States Postal Service (1933) NR Façade preservation and restoration, New London, CT
  • Potting Shed & Greenhouse (1908) NR Restoration and new systems upgrades Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT
  • Palmer Memorial Hall (1916) NR Window restoration and roofing stabilization, Woodstock, CT
  • Chester Corbin Library (1921) Renovations and systems upgrades, Webster, MA
  • Davidson Hall (1922) SR Renovations and improvements to administrative offices Central CT State University, New Britain, CT
  • Webster Town Hall (1926) Roofing and clock tower restoration, Webster, MA
  • Tourtellotte Memorial High School (1902) NR Window replacement, Thompson, CT
  • Chamberlin Mill (1865) SR Foundation and timber frame repair, Woodstock, CT
  • Springside House (1860) NR Foundation stabilization, Pittsfield, MA
  • Downtown Danielson Facade Improvements (various dates) Killingly, CT (NRHD)
  • Chase Cottage at Topsmead (1924) Litchfield, CT (NR)
  • South Egremont Village School (1880) Egremont, MA (NRHD)
  • Bates Mausoleum (1875) Northampton, MA
  • The Round House (1972) Fishers Island, NY