BAYADA Home Health Care received a 2017 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award for its rehabilitation of a historic property for its headquarters at 1 West Main Street in Moorestown, NJ. The award was presented at a ceremony at the Burlington County Olde Courthouse by the NJ State Historic Preservation Office in the Department of Environmental Protection and the NJ Historic Sites Council on May 11, 2017.
“It is a rare experience for a preservation architect to work with a company—especially one that has such a passion for preserving a historic building,” said Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, principal at Historic Building Architects, LLC. “Instead of choosing a new commercial building, they aligned with their company values and selected a building within the heart of their community to revitalize—demonstrating that a historic building can work equally well for modern office needs.”
The building is a Greek Revival Italianate house built in 1858 for John Buzby in the heart of the historic district. Buzby, a Quaker, was an important member of Moorestown society and was very active in local business affairs, including establishing the Moorestown Literary Society and serving as the town’s first librarian. The property remained in the Buzby family until 1920. Since then, it has transitioned to commercial use and was used as a hotel, beauty shop, and real estate office. In 2015, BAYADA Founder and President Mark Baiada purchased the property with the intention of restoring it to its original grandeur for the headquarters office.
“This project recognizes the importance of community revitalization—not only from the perspective of preserving the area’s rich history but supporting the myriad of consultants and local craftsmen, who meticulously preserved the building,” said Radcliffe-Trenner.
Congratulations to BAYADA Manager Janice Lovequist, who worked closely with the architects and consultants throughout the renovation.