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Historic Boston has been studying the Boston neighborhood of Allston and its historic buildings in order to better understand the neighborhood’s history, buildings and character as it faces dramatic new development. HBI’s Shaurya Batra takes a look at the neighborhood’s evolution over four centuries and the...

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Historic Boston Inc. and its three partners, Urban Farming Institute, Trust for Public Land and North Bennet Street School, celebrated the opening of a 21stcentury urban farm, residence, and teaching center at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm on June 25thwith...

If you were anywhere near Boston Harbor on Friday, June 8th, you may have seen the USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides” moving placidly through the inner harbor on one of several “turnarounds” of the 1790s ship, or you may have heard her 21-gun salute at Fort...

Historic Boston recently retrieved a bronze plaque that once marked the site of Anne Hutchinson’s 17thcentury house on the 1718 Old Corner Bookstore. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) recently announced that it had discovered the City-owned plaque in the collection of The Bostonian Society and wished to...

by Dorothy A. Clark Our guest blogger, journalist and historian Dorothy Clark, received her master’s degree in design studies/historic preservation in 2016 from the Boston Architectural College. She is editor of Historic New England Magazineand is an independent researcher. How history is made isn’t always the result...

The challenges we face at the St John St James Church in Roxbury are similar to the predicament faced by many worship spaces across United States today.  The crux of this challenge lies in large spaces for worship being used by parishes that are often...