Fieldstone Wall Restoration Update

Work Begins on Final Phase of Grove Street Wall Restoration

Work has begun on the final phase of the restoration of the historic stone wall along Grove Street.

The focus is on the portion of the Wall that ends at the former entrance drive for the Point of Rocks mansion, near the Winchester line. This part of the Wall is substantially intact, but there are a few missing sections to re-build, repairs and in-fill additions, and further removal of vegetation. The scope is approximately the northern 40% of the length of the 1,475-foot landscape feature.

We are delighted that Murray Masonry and More, the contractor for the entire project, is doing the work. Interestingly, this portion of the Wall uses larger stones with a somewhat darker color pallet than the south half of the Wall. As much as possible, the masons will  mix in new, lighter-colored stone (from the same source as used on the restoration work to date) to achieve some degree of continuity in the overall look of the Wall.

The project has been primarily  funded by a grant from Medford’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC). Thank you! M-BELT is provided additional funding, thank to donations from members, friends and neighbors — thanks so much!  The total contract cost is $20,000.

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