Heritage designation of Preston Springs Hotel site removed by Cambridge

Heritage designation for the site of the former Preston Springs Hotel was lifted by Cambridge City Council on Tuesday evening.

A city statement said the decision to remove the designation « is the first step in helping to facilitate the next chapter for this premier property in the Preston community. »

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The building was demolished by order of the city in December 2020 after the grand old hotel had been condemned and left to decay for decades.

The statement noted that there were vandalism and trespassing issues at the site.

“Cambridge is a city rich in history and architecture. It is always best, from a City perspective, to work with private owners to preserve our past and respect heritage designations,” the statement read.

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« In this case, that was not the outcome for Preston Springs, however, by repealing the heritage designation of the property, Council is helping to facilitate the next chapter for such an important location in the Preston community of Cambridge. »

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