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Fort Christiansvaern

Fort Christiansvaern Location: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin IslandsYear Built: 1749 Fort Christiansvaern was built for the Danish West India and Guinea Company from 1738-1749. It is a brick and rubble masonry structure currently covered with stucco, located on the shoreline of Christiansted harbor, St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. The fort remains largely an 18th century structure with significant alterations and additions occurring in the 19th century and numerous repair campaigns throughout its history.     BCA was retained to investigate the fort's finishes (paint, plaster, stucco) to help better...

Old North Church

Old North Church Location: Boston, MassachusettsYear Built: 1723Original Architects: William Price The Old North Church, built in 1722, is the oldest standing church building in Boston, and a National Historic Landmark. The Georgian style structure was designed by William Price but was modeled after the work of Christopher Wren who had built several famous buildings in London. BCA reviewed prior studies of the decorative finishes, and performed paint analysis and probes to determine the architectural history of the sanctuary walls, trim, decorative elements and pews. Some elements of the early...