Historical Restoration

Dolphin Construction has expanded its services to include historical restoration. Restoration work requires collaboration, craftsmanship, attention to detail, and graceful execution.

Boyle Stadium

Dolphin is currently working with the City of Stamford, CT, the State of Connecticut and the Culture and Tourism Board to restore Boyle Stadium in Stamford, CT. Boyle Stadium received landmark status in October 2006 from the Connecticut Historic Preservation Council of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Work on the original structure began in 1935 to include a regulation-size football and baseball fields as well as a running track, pole vaulting and jumping pits, two stone, and concrete stands to resemble an ancient Greek-styled stadium in addition to Baroque-styled parapets. The workmanship by local masons of the polygonal-cut, rock-faced granite, make this a truly unique and special project.

Work on this project is expected to be completed by end of 2009.

Gores Pavilion

Dolphin is proud to be awarded the contract to restore and convert the Gores Pavilion. The structure, originally a pool house, was built in 1960 for Jane Irwin, daughter of IBM founder Thomas J. Watson and her husband, John N. Irwin, III on their New Canaan, Connecticut estate.

The Irwin Pool House was designed by renowned architect Landis Gores. A member of the “Harvard Five”, Gores was one of five of architects who were the first to graduate from Harvard University trained in the Bauhaus method of architecture. The entire estate, on which the pool house was built, was sold to the City of New Canaan for use as a public park. The plans are to convert the pool house into an art gallery; one wing will house a permanent collection and the other will exhibit visiting collections.

Work on this project is expected to be completed by end of 2009.