Group cites Durgin Garage as endangered historic resource

The 1926 Durgin Garage in Coolidge Corner has been listed as one of the most endangered historic resources in the state by Preservation Massachusetts, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization. Charles Durgin hired Harold Field Kellog, designer of Boston’s Batterymarch Building and Brookline’s Longwood Towers, to create the garage. With seven storefronts and 225 spaces, the neoclassical structure is one of the most distinguished and intact examples of early 20th century garages in the area, but it is deteriorating and some of the storefronts are vacant. “It is our hope that public recognition such as this will help our community in its efforts to preserve the building,” said Eunice White and Jean Stringham, town residents who nominated the Durgin for inclusion on the endangered resources list.

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