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We launched the blog on April Fool’s Day in 2010 with a brief note that it would be the place to find HBI news. We followed that with a behind-the-scenes look at preservation of the Anna Clapp Harris Smith House at 65 Pleasant Street in...

New life for city’s oldest firehouseDudley Square building undergoes $2.5m renovationOctober 03, 2011|By Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff Kathy Kottaridis, Historic Boston executive director, showed old photos… (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff) Abandoned for half a century, Boston’s oldest firehouse spent decades sliding into decay: boarded-up, overgrown, and...

Dudley Square has long stood as a gateway to Roxbury and the surrounding southern neighborhoods of Boston. During the colonial period, when the delicate Roxbury Neck Road, now Washington Street, served as the only land bridge between Boston and mainland Massachusetts, Dudley saw all traffic...

Working on the new iron fenceLast week brought three new physical transformations to the Eustis Street Fire House. Two dying trees in the Eliot Burying Ground that stood near the fire house for many years were removed, resulting in a lot more light into our offices...

Current photo of facade1965 Bostonian Society photo showing early storefronts; note Baptist Church in the backgroundHistoric Boston is pleased to announce the acquisition of the historic Vertullo building in Hyde Park’s Logan Square for a planned rehabilitation next year. Located at 74-84 Fairmount Avenue in...

HBI works in a microcosm of its former offices at Downtown Crossing.  There are many lunchtime options, places to buy clothes and shoes, and shops for our daily fix of office candy.  We even have our own version of the Filenes hole in the ground...

Our Groundbreaking earlier this year let us meet some of our neighbors.We're enjoying getting to know them better.HBI’s long-time office snack, gummi worms, has been replaced with coconut macaroons and mango wafer cookies.   Dudley Square is turning out to be more than just...