The Friends of Minute Man National Park is delighted to announce that the Buttrick Gardens hardscape preservation project has begun! With the support of the Town of Concord Community Preservation Act funds, the Friends of Minute Man has engaged Nobles Stone Masonry to rehabilitate the hardscape of the Buttrick House gardens and prepare it for a new generation of visitors. The project includes resetting and stabilizing brick and bluestone paths as well as rehabilitating and repairing stone, bluestone, and cobble steps. For more information, please visit the Buttrick Gardens page on our website. We’ll keep you updated as the project progresses through the summer and fall.
In this photo Stan Nobles of Nobles Stone Masonry has carefully removed the brick pathway and is preparing the area for the bricks to be re-installed. Stan methodically removed the bricks row by row, accounted for the original position of each brick, and will put them back in the same order they were removed. Stan noted that the bricks had moved apart over time allowing organic matter to accumulate. The bricks will be reset according to their original design in mind with tighter joints that will discourage weeds from growing between the bricks.