Boston Parks Department has started repairs at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground including the restoration of the ornamental ironwork fencing along Charter Street. In addition, deteriorated cast- and wrought-iron plot fences and an old cast-iron drinking fountain in the center of the site are part of the project.
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is Boston’s second oldest burying ground. Dating back to the 1840s, various sections of ironwork has been repaired or restored over time; the last ironwork to receive attention was a short portion of fence 11 years ago.
The Mass. Cultural Council Facilities Fund granted $73,000 and the Freedom Trail Foundation gave $25,000 for the project as part of Boston’s Historic Burying Ground Initiative. This restoration work was one of the projects discussed at this week’s meeting regarding parks in the North End.