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A blog post by HBI Intern, Ben Berke The groundbreaking for the Alvah Kittredge house on June 18 marked the 7th HBI project in Roxbury's Fort Hill/Highland Park neighborhood.  It's one of our favorite neighborhoods for a number of reasons.  Beyond just the historic houses and...

Join your colleagues from across the state at the 2013 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference, to be held in Lexington on Friday, October 18th.  Read about the conference details and descriptions of twenty-two sessions and round tables at the conference website:    Conference registration opens August 15th. The 2013...

Dudley Square Call for Artists!The City of Boston has announced three separate calls for artists to provide public art pieces at the new Dudley Square Municipal Center. The first round of responses is due August 4th.The City is requesting three types of art:1) A painted or sculptural...

The Ferdinand Building isn’t the only Roxbury structure with construction cranes around it this summer.  A little further south, the Cochituate Standpipe, or the Fort Hill Tower, is undergoing considerable preservation repairs to the 144-year-old structure. The City of Boston will soon complete the Tower project...

On June 18th HBI celebrated the long awaited start of construction at the 1836 Alvah Kittredge House in Roxbury.  A crowd of more than 75 friends and neighbors braved the evening’s rainy weather and enjoyed a barbeque, tours of the Kittredge House and good company...

Inspired by the original Brook Farm community (1841-47) and by the natural beauty of the site, a group of local citizens is working with Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation(DCR) to launch “New Brook Farm,” a community farm growing organic vegetables and fruits on the...