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Campaign for the Ayer Mansion, Inc.
395 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
STAFF & OFFICERS
Jeanne M. Pelletier, Preservation Advisor
Scott C. Steward, President
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Maria Antonieta Varela, Vice President
Director, The Trimount Foundation, Inc.
Stephanie O’Neill, Treasurer, Clerk
Bayridge Residence & Cultural Center
Irene Dorgan, Director
Jules Wheaton, Docent
Samara Nelson, Intern
Jonathan L. Fairbanks
Director Emeritus, Fuller Craft Museum
Former Katherine Lane Weems Curator,
American Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen
Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Philip C. Haughey
The Haughey Company, Inc.
Director of Architectural Studies
Boston University, Boston, MA
Professor of Art History
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Richard Guy Wilson
Professor of Architectural History
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
BAYRIDGE RESIDENCE & CULTURAL CENTER, INC.
Since 1964, the Ayer Mansion has been home to the Bayridge Residence & Cultural Center, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a nurturing and inspiring residence for single women attending undergraduate and graduate programs in the Boston area.
Prior to Bayridge, a succession of insurance companies and doctors offices occupied the space, modifying many of the rooms and upper floors. Miraculously, however, much of the original Tiffany details on the first and second floors were untouched, and the previous owners even boarded up the weakened 25-foot stained glass laylight in the stairway, preserving it for future restoration, which was completed in 2003.
Since they first hired an architectural firm in 1998 to identify the defining characteristics of the building and create a long-term restoration plan, Bayridge, and its parent organization, the Trimount Foundation, Inc., have been excellent stewards of the Ayer Mansion. Bayridge and Trimount pay for, and manage all the day-to-day maintenance of the Ayer Mansion, and work in partnership with the Campaign for the Ayer Mansion, to help restore the priceless Tiffany features.
For more information on Bayridge, please visit www.bayridgeresidence.org.