DORCHESTER HEIGHTS MONUMENT RE-DEDICATED IN PATRIOTIC CEREMONY
Park commemorates Washington’s first victory of the Revolutionary War.
Boston, Mass., June 23, 1997 – The Dorchester Heights Memorial at Thomas Park was re-dedicated last Saturday, June 21st. The park recently underwent a $4.8 million facelift by McCourt Construction under the watchful eye of the National Park Service. McCourt’s scope of work included installing new utilities, building new retaining walls, planting new vegetation, and rehabbing the iconic white marble tower at the summit of the park. The project was especially complicated given the fact that the park abuts the busy South Boston High School and is built over an 18th Century fort.
The Dorchester Heights Monument was first completed in 1902. It was designed by Boston architects Peabody and Stearns to commemorate General George Washington’s first victory in the American Revolution. Washington fortified Dorchester Heights with cannons and was able to drive the British out of Boston on March 17, 1776 – ending an 11-month siege of the city. To this day residents of Massachusetts celebrate March 17th as Evacuation Day.
McCourt Construction is a comprehensive general contractor that was founded in 1893. The company has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors, developing an expertise in infrastructure projects, real estate development, site work, landscaping, utilities, and finish work. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, McCourt has taken on projects from California to London, from Canada to the Caribbean.