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Nov 08 2012

Boston’s Old City Hall

Category: Beautiful Doors,HistoricalLori @ 11:30 pm Comments (2)

This week I’ve been spending some time with Karina Guadencio, an Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies specwriter from Brazil.  In addition to lots of discussion in the office, we’ve been to a Boston Chapter CSI meeting, had lunch with the master specwriting team at Kalin Associates, conducted a punch list at Harvard Law School, and visited Columbus Door (thanks everyone!).  It’s been a whirlwind tour!  Add the cold and last night’s snow, and I think she’s ready to head south (especially since she’s having dinner with my family tonight! :D).

Tonight we saw some beautiful Boston doors that I had never seen before – the entrance doors on the Old City Hall.  The building was built in 1865, in the French Second Empire Style.  I would guess that the main entrance doors are at least 15 feet tall, and 3+ inches thick.  Each has a round marble inlay and ornate panels and molding.  Next time you’re walking the Freedom Trail, stop and take a look!

This is another pair inside of the building:

I have TONS of reader photos piled up in my inbox.  Maybe next week will be a complete series of reader photo posts!  If you have some to add, send them along…

2 Responses to “Boston’s Old City Hall”

  1. Curtis Meskus says:

    Certainly better looking than the 1960 cement monolith they use now.

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