Phil Mastroianni Corp.
Building beautiful landscapes since 1976.
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in Sherborn, Massachusetts, and Portland,
Maine, says Rasmussen is “a very attentive and
very involved client,” and together they saw
the renewed building as both a working advertisement for green design and a handsome
reminder of New Bedford’s maritime past.
By saving the derelict 50-by-60-foot
structure, Save Buzzards Bay shepherded
resources on many levels. An in-town loca-
tion strengthens the historic fabric of New
Bedford, while recycling some of the original
beams into trim and new flooring exemplifies
The building’s last tenant was the Harborside Bar. That was a few years ago, when
the area was the domain of dockworkers. The
ground-floor space where fishermen and folks
from nearby textile mills grabbed a few beers
the building overlooks New Bedford’s port
(above left), home to the city’s large fishing
fleet. The library and chart room (above right),
which has polished wooden floors and sleek
built-in bookcases and storage units, offers
research materials that support the Buzzards
Bay Coalition’s education efforts.