A year ago last fall, we were intimately involved in overseeing the finishing touches at the former St. Joseph’s Church in Salem, MA. What a diffence a year makes!
Cardinal O’malley and POUA’s Lisa Alberghini during the ribbon cutting ceremony this fall. Photo: Greg Tracy
In addition to the new streetscape, we paid special attention to the reuse of the original granite Church steps and retaining walls.
Cardinal O’malley, POUA’s Lisa Alberghini and Mayor Kim Driscoll. Photo: Greg Tracy
These pieces were salvaged and repurposed into paving details, benches, and a playful freestanding wall and posts in the courtyard. As designers, we believe that these extra efforts to incorportate the old into the new on this project were important, and truly helped to make it special!