Birthplace to former President George H.W. Bush and architect
Buckminster Fuller, Milton, Mass., is a town with 27,000 residents.
Part of the greater Boston area, Milton has the highest percentage
of residents per capita citing Irish heritage of any town in the
U.S. In 2007, 2009 and 2011, Money magazine listed Milton
seventh, fifth and second, respectively, on its annual list of Best
Places to Live in the U.S.
Located at 499 Adams St. in East Milton Square is Milton's post
office. Before being named East Milton Square, the area was
nicknamed "Railway Village." The term was coined around 1826 when a
3 1/2-mile railroad connected granite quarries in the area; it was
the first commercial railroad in the U.S. to transport granite. The
granite industry, which attracted a large work force, developed the
distinct neighborhood in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and it
became known as East Milton. Now East Milton Square, the area
boasts a large amount of granite in building foundations, walls,
drive posts and buildings.
Built in 1936 on the former site of Granite Railway's
headquarters, the post office is an East Milton Square landmark
that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
When the 80-year-old roof systems were in need of restoration, RGT
Enterprises Inc., West Hanover, Mass., was selected to reroof the
building using materials similar to those originally used in
Photos courtesy of RGT Enterprises Inc.,
West Hanover, Mass.
The 80-year-old patina copper roof system
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