Founder’s Award

George M. Irwin


Irwin played a significant role in the preservation of eleven Quincy landmarks, the establishment of many of Quincy’s key preservation organizations and the invigoration of the state’s cultural life. He has taken a leading role in a number of preservation projects and used his own funds to save and restore, among others, the Charles Henry Bull House (1855) and Patton & Fisher’s State Savings Loan & Trust Co. (1882). His most recent community project was the 1996 publication of “Historic Quincy Architecture,” for which he served as steering committee chairman and book producer.

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