The USS Constitution is an American staple in history, especially for her actions in the War of 1812! It was one of six frigates in the US Navy, named by George Washington. It was l launched in 1797, and is now one of the oldest commissioned warships still afloat in the world. However, since it is almost 220 years old it was in need of some restoration.
This past summer of 2016, Capital Construction Contracting Inc. was honored to perform the restoration work needed on the USS Constitution in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The quarter galleys of “Old Ironsides” were covered in an old lead roll roofing that was weathered and battered. We fabricated the custom-made quarter galley roofs right in our own metal shop and restored them to their natural copper beauty!
During the summer of 2016 the masonry crew at Capital Construction did the mimic work for the front of 662 Mass Ave. Perfectly mimicking the sill work and corbels. During the spring of 2017 our gutters team replicated the wood gutters on a Historical landmark. The list of work goes on and on and we want your historical renovation or contracting work to be our next.
Ebenezer Hancock House:
Boston’s oldest remaining brick building and one-time home of John Hancock’s brother, the Ebenezer Hancock House (built circa 1767) is a National and Boston Historic Landmark. The restored structure—Boston’s only remaining building associated with John Hancock—is now home to a law firm.
The Ebenezer Hancock House is located along the Freedom Trail, just past Faneuil Hall. The building is the only dwelling still standing in Boston that can be associated with John Hancock.
This structure is one of Boston’s 40 historic homes, is on the Freedom Trail Near Faneuil Hall and the Union Oyster House.
Gilman Chapel -Cedar Grove Cemetery:(On-Going Project)
A chapel on the grounds of Cedar Grove Cemetery will be the focus next month of a significant restoration project meant to bring the impressive stone edifice back to its former glory. The Gilman chapel- named for the husband-and-wife benefactors who funded its construction in 1930- is in urgent need of repairs, particularly to its stone exterior and windows, where moisture infiltration has become a worsening problem in recent years.
Capital Construction, with expertise in repairing historic structures across the region, has been contracted to begin the initial phase of work. The stained glass that frames the chapel’s two largest windows front and rear will also need repairs, and will be part of the second phase of restoration.
Our team is eager to get started on a project that has special significance to the community where they are based. Capital Construction understands what this chapel means to the neighborhood.