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In July, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed House Bill No. 4363 which prepares the State-owned Parcel 8 in Roxbury for transfer to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the city of Boston for disposition for development.  Among other things, the bill requires that an archeological...

 HBI is grateful to Feldman Land Surveyors for providing pro-bono laser scans of the 1785 Fowler Clark Farm in Mattapan.  Stephen Wilkes of Feldman wrote this article to share how it’s done and why it’s so valuable to the preservation of historic buildings.Constructed towards the...

HBI's rehabilitation of the Alvah Kittredge House  is featured in the new November/December edition of Design New England in an article written by Maria Karagianis.   It features beautiful photographs of the new residential units by photographer Greg Premru, and highlights the extraordinary...

Writer Matthew J. Kiefer is President of HBI and a partner at law firm of Goulston and Storrs.  You sometimes find treasure in unlikely places.  An electric substation is not the first place you’d ordinarily look to help redefine a neighborhood, but the Roslindale Substation...

It is All Hallow’s Eve this week and in honor of the true meaning of the occasion, guest blogger Kelly Thomas, Director of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, updates us on the extraordinary preservation projects her program has been undertaking...

Guest blogger Brian Goodman is Innovation and Systems Manager with the City of Boston’s Office of Business Development.  The old joke says that a true local will define a space by what was once there, rather than what exists there now.  You've probably heard it...

     When Historic Boston acquired the Vertullo Building and envisioned the improvements that would make it stand out in the neighborhood, we knew that the place needed some gussying up.  Clapboards would replace the worn out shingles, shutters would return to enhance the...