Restoration of the Northeast Corner 2006
|The Old State House during restoration|
During the summer of 2006, the Bostonian Society spearheaded a three-month project to investigate the causes of persistent water damage to the northeast corner, to restore masonry on the east and north façades of the building, interior plaster and wainscoting, and to create a permanent solution to ongoing water penetration. The Society raised nearly $2 million for this and the ensuing phase of the project—more than its entire annual operating budget—within a mere six months.
|Water damage at the Old State House|
By Matt Ottinger, Director of Facilities and Historic Preservation