Boston’s Historic Ames Building Will Become Boutique Hotel

The Ames Building on the corner of Court Street and the Washington Mall has changed hands to another owner who will try to convert it to a hotel: Boston’s Historic Ames Building Will Become Boutique Hotel. Previously, O’Callaghan Hotels was trying to convert the property into a hotel.

The Ames building stands out because of its masonry construction. Take a look at the enormous columns at the base of the building. Those are load-bearing supports. The Ames Building was built prior to wider-spread use of structural steel in building construction. All of that thick stone on the exterior is carrying the weight of the building.

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