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Brighton Milestone Marker, July 2013A MassDOT-led restoration of a Milestone Marker on Harvard Avenue in Brighton has received a 2013 Boston Preservation Alliance Award.

Milestone Marker #6 was built in 1729 among 40 markers along what was known as Upper Boston Post Road. The restored marker’s inscription: “Boston 6 miles 1729 P.D.”  “P.D” refers to Judge Paul Dudley, who led the move to include Brighton, Roxbury and Brookline into the road.

Mile Marker #6 was significantly damaged by a vehicle two years ago. MassDOT is responsible for maintaining milestone markers on Boston Post Road.  MassDOT conservation experts working with contractor Daedalus completed restoration and also moved the marker farther away from the curb to help prevent future damage.

Boston Preservation Alliance Executive Director Greg Galer says, “the Brighton Mile Marker project is not only an example of a small object raising awareness of history and historic preservation, but a trigger for larger work. MassDOT is undertaking an inventory of mile markers throughout the state and developing a preservation program for them.”

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