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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...

The most elusive story of recent HBI projects is that of the original occupant of the Alvah Kittredge Housein Roxbury?s Highland Park: Alvah Kittredge himself.  We know from Kittredge genealogies that he was born in 1798 in New Hampshire and came from humble beginnings. We...

Tickets are on sale now!Friday, June 144th Annual Governor's Tea & An Abolitionist Meeting Re-enactment4 pm - 6 pm Shirley-Eustis House33 Shirley Street, RoxburyTickets $25 Join us at our 4th Annual Governor's Tea, as we harken back to a time in history when folks, like you, the enlightened citizens of...

More than 65 city leaders were hosted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino for a festive spring reception at the Parkman House on May 7th.  The evening was meant to engage new friends in HBI?s preservation mission and encourage contributions to the Trilogy Fund, the $1...

HBI is pleased to present architect, Chris Brown of b architecture studio, who is currently working on the Vertullo Building in Hyde Park. Chris has written a guest blog post on how he went about recreating the storefronts on this project.As we know, the buildings...

Proposals are now being accepted by the Departmentof Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for the rehabilitation and reuse of the 1899 CharlesRiver Speedway Building. Having submitted a reply to the previously issued Request for Expressions of Interest earlier this year, HBI is closely following the recently...

HBI is pleased to present the next installment in actor, and Greek Revival enthusiast, Bronson Pinchot's blog series. It is clear from this and his last post that Pinchot is a passionate lover of Greek Revival architecture, and an outspoken advocate for its restoration. His...