St. Paul’s Parish

Vestibule Restoration

Project at a Glance

Malden, MA


Cram & Ferguson

Project Type


Project Overview

  • Working with a historic consultant to facilitate reviews, approvals and compliance with the building’s original construction techniques
  • Consigli’s self-perform masons are completing all historic façade repair
    and restoration with hand tools and the original mortar mix
  • National Historic Register Building situated in a busy commercial and residential neighborhood

St. Paul’s Parish, a 1913-Gothic Revival Episcopal church listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is undergoing a comprehensive restoration to the vestibule, led by Consigli’s Special Projects Group. Our team completed exploratory work, options analyses and scope prioritization analyses and presented recommendations to the Parish, allowing them to make informed decisions about how to spend their defined budget.

The Parish’s selected summer 2017 scope includes cutting and repointing of the historic masonry; removal and replication of wood entry doors and hardware; and the recreation and fabrication of two exterior light sconces at the building’s vestibule. Consigli’s in-house self-perform team is completing the historic stone restoration, which requires the use of hand tools to ensure historic accuracy and proper integration into the façade. The original mortar mix is being replicated by our masons and then hand-tooled onto the building’s architectural precast and ashlar granite façade. All work is being managed around ongoing Parish services, requiring communication of upcoming events, construction activities and work zones.