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Paul Revere Mall renovations to include new bricks, fresh lighting

Freedom Trail stop will also see its fountain restored

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The city on July 25 officially kicked off a $2.9 million renovation effort at the Paul Revere Mall off Hanover Street in the North End.

Nicknamed the Prado, the mall not too far from the Paul Revere House dates from the 1930s and has been in need of upkeep for years. The renovations will include new brick paving, new lighting, a restored fountain, and spruced-up foliage and masonry.

The aim of the work is to make the Freedom Trail stop not only more aesthetically pleasing, but easier and more comfortable to navigate, including for people with physical challenges.

The $2.9 million in funding is coming from Boston’s capital plan, with another $1 million from the George Robert White Fund, a bequest that backs beautification efforts in Boston.

The work is scheduled to wrap in the spring of 2019. Stay tuned.