August 30, 2010
Last March three “Nor’easter” storms in three weeks pounded fifteen inches of rain in the Boston area. FEMA declared these storms New England’s worst natural disaster in 100 years. While most of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses weathered these storms without incident, the Chestnut Hill house suffered considerable damage from leaking chimneys. Thanks to the quick response from several donors, Longyear was able to rebuild three chimneys and repoint sections of the exterior walls this summer. Shawmut Design and Construction of Boston managed the nine-week project.
View the brief video below and our image gallery to see the chimney repair work in action from the rooftop of 400 Beacon Street.
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