WCAI Radio Station (an affiliate of WGBH Boston)

Woods Hole, MA

Falmouth Energy Committee's                                      2012 Energy Super Star Award Winner

Originally built in 1842 as the Captain Thomas Davis House, this building has been a part of the rich local history of Woods Hole.  Beginning as the private residence of a mariner, then as the local general store, its many uses went on to include apartments for local scientists, a printing shop, administrative and storage space for the Children's School of Science for a brief period, and now is home to WCAI radio, a service of WGBH in Boston.

We worked with the new owners to rehabilitate the exterior of the building to return it to its original glory and highlight the architectural details and profiles that once adorned this vernacular version of the New England Greek Revival building.

The project involved three areas of focus, one of which was the exterior historic rehabilitation.  The second area addressed the improvement of the energy efficiency of the building through additional insulation and improved air sealing of the exterior to minimize heating and cooling loss.  Our third focus was to providing handicap access to the newly renovated lower level.

First image provided by Woods Hole Historical Museum and Collection

Completed Project images provided by © John Moore ARCPHOTO