Edward Bellamy House

Evaluation of Building Enclosure, Site, Structural, and MEP/FP Systems
Chicopee, MA

Bellamy House


The Project

The Edward Bellamy House was built around 1840 in the Greek Revival architectural style and is designated as a National Landmark property.  It is reported that it was likely designed by Elias Carter and was last renovated in 1981.  There are two (2) ells at the rear of the house which may date back to as early as 1800 – 1825 and small additions added in the late 1800s and early 20th century.  In 2019 parts of the first floor were utilized as a museum space dedicated to the journalist and writer Edward Bellamy and local history.

Gale’s Services

  • Evaluation of the structural, building enclosure, site/civil, accessibility, and mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems culminating in summarized requirements and costs for two (2) renovation options
  • Performed a photogrammetry scan and drawing development to provide a 3D-realistic model with embedded GPS coordinates to create dimensioned photo realistic building elevations and roof area plan
  • Provided paint sampling and analysis for representative surfaces to identify original color presentation
  • Prepared a condition report following the guidelines of a Historic Structure Report as outlined by the National Park Service