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
  • Project Size
    $8.3 Million
  • 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

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 will consist of repairing and repoint the large scale granite masonry, masonry joints and large scale terra-cotta panels installed on the building exterior.

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