Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Old North Church work uncovers decorative wall art

From Boston-

Boston’s historic Old North Church is uncovering ornate paintings unseen in more than a century with an $8 million renovation that started earlier this year – the church’s third major renovation in its nearly 300-year history. 

Part of the work on the North End neighborhood structure – known best for the tower where Paul Revere’s two lamps were placed to signal the British army’s movements toward Lexington and Concord on April 18, 1775 – will be to undo an earlier paint job. 

Built in 1723, the city’s oldest surviving church received a whitewash in 1912, a treatment popular during the colonial revival architectural phase of the early 20th century. But the interior walls of the sanctuary had previously been decorated with paintings of cherubs and patterns. 

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