O’Malley, Others Plan Winter St. School Dedication Monday

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini and other officials will be on hand Monday afternoon for the formal dedication of a dozen new low-income apartments at the former Winter Street School.

The dedication takes place at 1 p.m., Monday, at 165 Winter St., Haverhill.

“The former public school has been redeveloped to create 12 units of affordable housing, 25 percent of which are for extremely low-income households, with the balance providing housing for middle-income households,” according to a statement from the Boston Catholic Archdiocese Friday.

The Archdiocese also revealed the 1850s building is being placed on the National Register for Historic Places “for its contribution to educating Haverhill’s workforce.” It will be the second building in the neighborhood so listed. The former Primrose Street School, 71 Primrose St., appears on the national register for its unusual conversion into housing after the turn of the last century.

Public money for the development came from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, North Shore HOME Consortium, City of Haverhill, Bank of America, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Massachusetts Historical Commission and National Park Service.

State Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay, Executive Director of MassHousing Thomas Gleason and Lisa Alberghini, president of the Archdiocese’s Planning Office for Urban Affairs are also expected to attend the dedication. The Planning Office for Urban Affairs is also involved in the redevelopment of Merrimack Street, where it plans 80 units of housing.

Career Resources Inc., formerly the Work Activities Center, most recently leased the Winter Street School. The agency has since relocated to the Ward Hill Business Park.