Main Hall Granite Masonry Restoration Project

USRC has hired John Canning & Co. (Cheshire, CT) to clean, repair, and restore the granite walls, fountains, iron electric closet doors (located in each corner), and other granite surfaces at the ground and mezzanine levels in the Main Hall . Bethel White granite from Bethel, VT was used for the station’s exterior and interior masonry surfaces, which were built from 1905 to 1908. The work will begin in mid-December 2021 and is expected to be completed in spring 2022.

This project is partially funded by a Transportation Alternatives Program grant administered by the District Department of Transportation.

In this photo, evident are various stains on the higher areas of the pilaster, which will be cleaned, repaired, and restored.
Photo Credit: Sarah Mayersohn, USRC Document/Archive Manager