LocationJohn W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse Boston, MA
ClientU.S. General Services Administration
Project Size$8.3 Million
Dates05/2019 – 10/2020
Scope Of WorkRepair and repoint large scale granite masonry, masonry joints; install large scale terra-cotta panels on building exterior
Stone & Lime Historic Restoration Services was awarded an $8.3 million dollar contract for extensive masonry repairs to the historic John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse, located at 5 Post Office Square in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Constructed between 1931 and 1933, the twenty-two story building is listed on the National Register of Historic Place. The building was designated a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1998. The structure occupies a city block bounded by Congress, Devonshire, Water and Milk Streets, and has over 600,000 square feet of floor space. The exterior of the building is faced in granite from a variety of New England sources, as well as Indiana limestone.
The restoration project on this historic landmark is serving as a National Model for the integration of Historic Preservation. This work will consist of repairing and repoint the large scale granite masonry, masonry joints and large scale terra-cotta panels installed on the building exterior.