Along with interior stone cleaning and decorative paint restoration, the gilding on the alter was also cleaned and conserved.

Saint Mary’s Chapel, Boston College, MA: Comprehensive restoration, preservation, conservation, and cleaning of all historic interior decoration and materials

Boston College was founded by the Jesuits in 1863. St. Mary’s Chapel is located on the first floor in the north end of St. Mary’s Hall, which was the second building constructed on the Chestnut Hill campus. St. Mary’s Hall was originally built to serve as living quarters for the Jesuits. This historic interior stone cleaning project involved removing the surface dirt, grim soot, carbon stains, efflorescence without damaging the surface or altering the color of the historic cast stone. The cast stone cleaning scope includes the Chapel first floor corridor, multiple rooms off the first floor corridor, vestibule at the west entrance, and Chapel Apse.

Location: Chesnut Hill, MA

Built: 1917

Original Architect: Charles Donagh Maginnis

Style: Collegiate Gothic


Listed on National Register of Historic Places

Planning & Design Services

  • Historic Investigation and Analysis
  • Scientific & Interpretive Analysis
  • Conservation Programming & Implementation

Restoration & Decoration Techniques

  • Masonry Cleaning