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Grant Supports ‘Annex’ for Popular Play Structure

Submitted by on June 8, 2017 – 11:32 amNo Comment

Fort-Agassiz-kids-with-toolThe Cambridge Redevelopment Authority Forward Fund has awarded Agassiz Baldwin Community a $5,000 grant in support of an addition to the play structure, Fort Agassiz, located in the back yard of 20 Sacramento Street. The current structure was designed in 2012 by middle school students at Maud Morgan Arts, under the guidance of architect/teacher Wendy Prellwitz, funded with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard (CAH) Fund, and built by students and a professional carpenter.

Responding to the growth of Agassiz Baldwin’s Children’s Programs and space demands, a new project seeks to expand the original structure. A new group of middle school students interested in architecture convened via a Maud Morgan Arts workshop and created concepts and designs to expand Fort Agassiz. Currently, ABC is working to secure additional funding so that students can bring the ideas together into a single design and, with help of professional carpenters, build the ‘annex’ for future play and enjoyment.

Come to the Backyard Block Party on Saturday, June 10th from 1 to 4 PM to check out Fort Agassiz for yourself and view the design models for the ‘Annex.’ Stay to enjoy a wide variety of activities all day! Learn more at: agassiz.org/community/backyard_block_party

Can’t attend the Block Party but want to contribute to the Fort Agassiz ‘Annex’ project? Donate online at bit.ly/donate-to-ABC or send a check c/o ‘Fort Agassiz Annex’ to Agassiz Baldwin Community, 20 Sacramento St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

General Project Schedule (subject to change)
April 2017 | Complete scaled model of the design created by the middle school students
May 2017 | Complete architectural drawings
June 2017 | Hire Contractor and complete fundraising goal
August 2017 | Complete construction of the structure
September 2017 | Complete all structural inspections in preparation for the first day of school

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