FISHER HILL RESERVOIR PARK GATEHOUSE AND COMFORT STATION | Brookline, Massachusetts | 2016
Architects: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
Client: Town of Brookline
General Contractor: Grace Thorton Corporation
The project is a rehabilitation and restoration to the 1887 Fisher Hill Reservoir Gatehouse in part with the larger transformation of the existing reservoir into a public park. The original gatehouse was the “gate” from which pumped water was received from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir High Service Pumping Station over a mile away, and then distributed to the surrounding neighborhood. After initiating a process which took almost 15 years, the Town of Brookline secured the ownership of the reservoir and support from the community to be re-imagined as a public park. The Town of Brookline redeveloped the reservoir to provide a highly unique experience of history, public space and community involvement within one place. Our design team preserved and restored the history of the gatehouse and site in order to create a special sense of place unique to Brookline and the history of Boston.