Vilna Exterior Preservation
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Vilna Shul, Boston Center for Jewish Heritage  Boston, MA

Boston’s last remaining immigrant era synagogue, the Vilna Shul on Phillips Street in Beacon Hill, now serves as Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture. A destination and place of learning for anyone interested in Jewish history, culture and spirituality, this 1919 synagogue is a must-see historic site for visitors to Boston and a unique community venue for events. Our firm has participated in numerous phases of preservation and rehabilitation at this distinguished building, including exterior preservation, structural stabilization, window restoration, masonry repairs and repointing, and master planning.


Our most recent project, completed in September 2015, was the reconstruction of the entry plaza and restoration of the intricate iron fences and gates. We continue to assist the Center as it raises funds for a comprehensive interior restoration, including universal access, a daily visitor’s entrance, conference and exhibit rooms and all-new infrastructure. Revitalization of the interior has included the exposure and restoration of wall murals dating to the 1920s that had been hidden under layers of paint.​

Spencer, Sullivan & Vogt / 1 Thompson Square / Charlestown MA 02129 / T 617.861.4291 / © 2018 by Spencer, Sullivan & Vogt Architects

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