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We are pleased to announce that Historic Boston Inc. will create four new residential units in Chinatown’s historic Hayden Building this year. This reinvestment plan fully activates the 1875 Hayden Building and completes a 18-year turnaround plan for the building which HBI purchased in 1993 to...

This following blog post is one of an occasional series of reports and perspectives on work taking place at the Anna Clapp Harris Smith House in Dorchester through Handmade Houses, a partnership of Historic Boston Incorporated and North Bennet Street School. The collaboration preserves at...

We are pleased to present the 1804 Anna Clapp Harris Smith House for sale to prospective buyers. Nestled at the base of the Jones Hill Historic District on Pleasant Street in Dorchester, the Clapp House is the former home of the founder of the Animal Rescue...

Work began last week on the Golden Building façade rehabilitation project at 1510-1514 Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner—HBI’s first Historic Neighborhood Centers program bricks and mortar project. Contractor Kevin Piccinin and his crew from K & B Contracting started work bright and early on the morning...

We in the history business often take the long view and, by nature, rarely pause to note the passage of another 12 month rotation. But let’s be honest: no one has quite the same thoughts on New Year’s Eve as on any other night of...

Congratulations to Pat Tierney of The SWITCH, Hyde Park, for winning the City of Boston’s annual “Deck the Windows” contest. Tierney, who owns the Logan Square commercial block, is working with Historic Boston to develop a larger plan for the building, which also houses the...

In spite of the cold, more than 20 East Boston residents and business owners gathered at the Central Square Social Center to discuss what was important to them about their neighborhood. The meeting, convened by the Neighborhood Preservation Partnership (a collaboration of Historic Boston Incorporated...

Welcome to HBI’s Virtual and Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner! We won’t wait until year-end to express our gratitude for the professional guidance and good will of so many project partners and friends who helped us launch construction on several important preservation projects in 2010. Instead, the...