BY: Wanda Lau
DATE: August 27, 2012
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Boston Valley Terra Cotta Hunter Street Bridge Restoration
Since 1889, Boston Valley Terra Cotta (BVTC) has been keeping the art and history of masonry craftsmanship alive and accurate with its architectural ceramic products and reproductions. The Buffalo, N.Y.–based company, which holds the rights to make Guastavino tiles, has made terra-cotta rainscreens, wall tiles, and roof tiles for new construction and historic renovation projects throughout North America. For the Hunter Street Bridge restoration in Ontario, Canada, BVTC crafted terra-cotta replications of the original detailed inlays of the circa 1920 bridge rails. Each inlay is about 42″ long and 2′ tall.