Tales From The Tomb Under Boston's Old North Church

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A challenging restoration project has been completed at Boston’s Old North Church and Historic Site.

15 restored original wooden tomb doors were returned to the crypt below Boston’s oldest surviving church.

The installation marked the completion of a ten-month restoration and preservation project of the crypt in partnership with the National Parks Service.

The restoration included extensive repointing and brick preservation and archaeological research.

The crypt below the church contains 37 tombs, which were used for burials from 1732 to 1872.

Project Manager Laura Knollmeyer said the tomb doors were restored locally. “The doors were sent to Revived Furniture in Londonderry, New Hampshire,” she said. “They did an incredible job.”

Archaeologists were on hand throughout the process to closely monitor the contents of each tomb and document their findings without disturbing the burials.

WBZ’s James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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