Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial

The work of this contract consists of the restoration, stabilization and seismic upgrade of the Robert Gould Shaw & 54th Regiment Memorial. Specific Work items included: dismantling, off-site conservation, and reinstallation of the bronze relief, deconstruction and replacement of the Memorial’s underlying brick wall with a new concrete wall, installation of stone anchorage to the backup wall, replacement of flashing, installation of new steel support frame, dismantling, conservation and reconstruction of the existing stone masonry walls, balustrade and surrounding site features, excavation of the plaza crawlspace for installation of new reinforcement plaza framing, including application of a new coating system, installation of a cathodic protect system, and installation of new associated electrical work.

The project is located in The Boston Common and Boston Public Garden which remained open to the public during restoration

Contract was completed under the Guidance of The National Park Service, City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Public Garden.

  • Client
    National Park Service, City of Boston, Friends of the Public Garden, and Museum of African American History
  • Location
    Boston, MA

The bronze relief of the Robert Gould Shaw & 54th Regiment Memorial - which was transported and restored at Woburn studio - was hoisted back into place on the Boston Common across from the Statehouse.

Depicting one of the Civil War's 1st Black regiments, the bronze bas-relief is considered one of the most important pieces of public art in the US.


2022 Preservation Achievement Award