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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...

Since HBI’s dedication of the Alvah Kittredge House in August, we’ve been regularly asked “Who was Alvah Kittredge?”  Fort Hill resident and Roxbury Historic Society member Jason Turgeon recently sent us links to several on-line books published by Eliot Congregational Church’s prolific 19th century pastor-writer A.C....

 Historic Boston is excited to report that the second phase of the Vertullo Building rehabilitation is now well under way.  Contractor Michael Mawn (MJ Mawn Inc) and architect Chris Brown (b Architecture Studio) did a terrific job transforming the building’s tired storefronts...