Main Hall Granite Masonry Restoration Project

USRC 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 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 began in December 2021 and was completed in April 2022.

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

John Canning & Co. cleaning and restoring the Main Hall granite.

The cleaned and restored granite masonry.
Photo Credits: Sarah Mayersohn, USRC Document/Archive Manager and Jillian Hess, USRC Public Relations and Outreach Manager