St. Mary’s Chapel, Boston College

 

St. Mary’s Chapel needed an overall conservation cleaning, restoration, and inpainting, gilding, and glazing areas of loss.

SCOPE

Historic conservation & restoration; gilding and glazing; wood restoration; stone cleaning


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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.


BUILDING FACTS

Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
Built: 1917
Architect: Charles Donagh Maginnis
Style: Collegiate Gothic

National Historic Landmark

AWARD

2015 Preservation Massachusetts Tsongas Award