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These benches were likely original when the Boston Garden was first opened in November of 1928. The arena was designed by sports and boxing promoter, Tex Rickard. “The Garden” is short for “Boston Madison Square Garden.”
This historic artifact was once part of the Boston Garden, and was later acquired by a private collector through a local fundraiser. With hopes of preserving the history of the benches, while also restoring their function, their new owner enlisted Trefler’s team to ensure these benches could be appreciated for years to come.
The metal structure required some restoration and cleaning to abate potential structural damage due to years of heavy use (no doubt by enthusiastic Celtics and Bruins fans)! Great care was taken to preserve signs of age and maintain the history of the piece.
Our Furniture Department also took on the job of designing and creating a custom wood, runner base to provide sound structural support for the benches to stand supported without being fixed to the ground. This base was designed to mimic the flooring of a basketball court. These benches are now an iconically “Boston” seating area in the client’s game room.