At KBS we have a deep passion for vintage
structures in wood, masonry and stone.
This interest has led to a study of how to
correctly preserve and extend the use
and inherent value of beautiful objects
KBS Projects provides comprehensive
services from planning to implementation
as well as coordination of necessary
expertise with highly experienced
professionals, who are able to bring the
time tested methods of New England craftsmanship, quality material, and a passion for classic design from Georgian to Shingle Style to fulfill the requirements of historic preservation projects.
Projects of Note
Pearl Street, NYC
Principals at KBS developed a method to remove a large series of symbols believed to be associated with the free Masons. The symbols were built into the brick wall of a building once owned by William Colgate, of Colgate Palmolive in the 1830s. Colgate was a renown Free Mason. The building's history and the artifact removal were chronicled in a 2008 article in The New Yorker magazine.
Woods Hole Library, Woods Hole Ma
This beautiful stone structure built as a library in 1875 underwent a major renovation in 1989-90.
This project received the Massachusetts General Contractors Association of the Year Award and is listed in the National Register of Historical Places.
KBS principals were the prime interior contractors for this project.
Durgin Park, Boston Ma
One of the oldest continually operated restaurants in the US, originally opened in 1742. Durgin Park was renovated and updated in the 1990s.
KBS principals were the primary interior contractor.
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