|Mortar deterioration below the southwest scroll|| || || |
This summer visitors to Boston’s Old State House will see
restoration taking place to the building’s West Façade. Preserving and
maintaining a 300 year old landmark is no easy task, but one that the Society
gladly accepts. Lead by a dedicated Preservation Team and working with an
experienced contractor in Commodore Builders, the restoration work to the
building will occur over the summer as the entire west façade is re-pointed,
deteriorated woodwork is replaced, windows preserved, and water infiltration is
stopped. At the same time this work is taking place, visitors will notice the
missing statues of the lion and unicorn on the east façade. The statues
represent England and Scotland respectively and will be removed for re-gilding.
Work will also be done on the east balcony. Watch
this blog for project updates and information!
By Matt Ottinger, Director of Facilities and Historic Preservation