Originally built in the 1800s, the North End’s Lewis Wharf was at the center of Boston’s shipping and trading industry. Built by Thomas Hancock, his famous nephew John Hancock inherited the wharf and ran it for a number of years. In 1973, Carl Koch renovated the granite and timber building into housing,making Lewis Wharf the first of Boston’s waterfront warehouses to be converted to residential space. The wharf, which the DeNormandieCompanies purchased from Koch’s estate, currently has 90 residential units on four floors and 41 commercial units on the first two floors.

Lewis Wharf Expansion

Maintaining this original vision, DeNormandie Companies plans to develop the end of the Wharf into additional housing, restaurants, and a limited-service hotel.