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Historic Boston’s completion of H.H. Richardson’s Hayden Building is moving along nicely, with construction completion scheduled for early 2013.  Each of the upper four floors will contain one very special apartment (available to reserve), with commercial retail space on the ground floor. HBI decided the...

Blackstone Block circa 1722*Historic Boston board member, Emily Axelrod, a planner by training and former director of the Rudy Bruner Foundation, has been inquiring about Boston’s Blackstone Block, a hidden gem in downtown Boston between Government Center and the North End. She contributes some thoughts here...

On July 4th, thousands of visitors to Boston explore downtown Boston’s historic places including the Freedom Trail.  This 2.5 mile long, 16-historic site experience is loaded with wonderful stories of revolutionary spirit, sacrifice, and ingenuity that are fun and interesting.  It’s also a pretty long...

Click here for more images of the Hayden Groundbreaking event.All images courtesy of Craig Bailey and Perspective PhotoAt the festive June 4th groundbreaking for the Hayden Building, HBI announced the TrilogyFund, a $1 million fundraising campaign for three important HBI preservation projects.  The campaign, to...

Renovated, repurposed buildings in Mass.Boston is well-known as a historical city — the Cradle of Liberty produced some sturdy buildings. If one goes into disrepair, there are numerous restoration societies that aim to keep the city's historic buildings up and running. Here’s a look at...

Reflections on Boston’s First City-Wide Preservation Month CelebrationEllen Lipsey, Executive Director, Boston Landmarks CommissionDudley Municipal Office Facility Model and Renderings, photo courtesy of JazzBoston             "That was the most fun ever!"              "Who knew?"  "This is so wonderful.""It took a bit...

The Future of the Hayden BuildingBoston.com Jeremy C. FoxTown Correspondent  June 13, 2012Historic Boston Inc. bought Chinatown’s Hayden Building in 1993, when the burned-out shell of this historic building faced demolition.Now, the historic-preservation organization plans to reopen the building with four new apartments and...