After 250 years of use, this well-known landmark now functions as the entryway to the Boston National Historical Park and Boston African American National Historic Site, as well as the gateway to all of the Massachusetts National Parks for more than one million annual visitors. The facility exemplifies the sensitive adaptive use of a historic icon to create an exciting, technology-rich destination.
Selective demolition, new construction, and sensitive integration of contemporary systems enable the structure to meet new program requirements while highlighting the original historic building fabric. The project replaces a warren of retail vendor stalls at the center of the market level with an open, light-filled exhibition and orientation area. We improved accessibility and made space for educational displays and restrooms to accommodate the rise in visitor traffic.
- 30,000 GSF
- National Register of Historic Places