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If you enjoyed Summerfeast, you are going to love Common Thread's next event, tomorrow, Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 3-6Drumming "Down Dudley"Join  in for drumming, arts, activities, refreshments, entertainment and more at the Dudley Library Plaza!To learn more click here....

An example of a cherub design. This stone from the Eliot Burial Ground  dates to 1712HBI’s Office Manager Gillian Lang follows a fascination with the next door Eliot Burying Ground and discovers more about early Roxbury society through the imagery carved on centuries-old slate gravemarkers...

Historic Boston Inc. is conducting physical assessments of Boston’s two oldest frame church buildings: the 1804 First Church Roxbury in Roxbury’s Highland Park and the 1806 Second Congregational Church in Dorchester’s Codman Square.  While these two sites have deep historical connections to their neighborhoods and...

Image of raw asbestos, courtesy of Envirotest Labs For all the romance of historic building preservation, one always has to face the reality that, in old buildings, there’s always the potential for finding hazardous materials which will need to be removed by a qualified contractor.  We...

This summer, HBI was lucky enough to enlist the assistance of Haley Wilcox, a Boston University Preservation grad student, to intern with us. Among other helpful tasks, Haley spent part of the summer compiling a commercial case book of Cleary and Logan Squares in Boston's...

The Hayden Building is once more, making its presence known in the blogosphere. On July 31, Barbara Epstein, of the LoeBlog, (the blog that chronicles the work being done by past and present Loeb Fellows) just posted on it and the preservation of the building....