Chestnut Hill Waterworks

Boston, Massachusetts

The Chestnut Hill Waterworks consists of three historic buildings – the High Service Pump Building (1888) designed by Arthur Vinal, the Low Service Pump building (1901) designed by Sheply, Rutan and Coolidge in the Beaux Arts style, and the brick and granite Administration Building.  BCA consulted on restoring these historic buildings for residential and museum use, with a primary focus on the exterior materials.  BCA staff and a team of interns also restored three historic steam engines located in High Pump, which are now part of the Chestnut Hill Waterworks Museum located in this building. 

This project received a 2011 Achievement Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance.   

Materials: Brick, Stone
Related services: Field Testing, Lab Testing, Mockups, Monitoring, Specifications