Stone and Lime Historic Restoration Services | PROJECTS

JOHN W. McCORMACK POST OFFICE AND COURTHOUSE
BOSTON, MA

  • Location
    John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse, Boston, MA
  • Client
    U.S. General Services Administration; Owner: Michele Valenza, U.S. GSA (617-565-8508, michele.valenza@gsa.gov)
  • Project Size
    $9,474,231
  • Dates
    05/2019 – 10/2020
  • Scope Of Work
    Repair and repoint large scale granite masonry, masonry joints; install large scale terra-cotta panels on building exterior.
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PROJECT SUMMARY

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 consisted of repairing and repointing the large scale granite masonry, masonry joints and large scale terracotta panels installed on the building exterior.

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