Redfield House

DATE: 1992
LOCATION: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
OLD USE: Public school
NEW USE: Housing and support services for pregnant and parenting young women


History

The Pittsfield Redfield School was built in 1896 and was able to hold 330 students.[1]

(Re)Developer

The non-profit Berkshire Housing Development Corporation purchased the building to help better serve the needs of the community.

Outcome

Redfield House now serves as a supportive housing complex for young single mothers and their children. The first floor is used for offices and meeting space, while the upper floors include 24 apartments. “It gives women an opportunity to complete their education and learn work skills while living in a safe, secure environment.”[2]

[1]The Internet Archive
[2]Berkshire Housing Development Corporation

Images courtesy of Berkshire Housing Development Corporation.