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If we’ve learned anything from HBI’s Historic Neighborhood Centers program so far, it is that commercial property owners often need some special convincing before embarking on a preservation-based improvement project.By late summer, HBI will begin construction at 1510-1514 Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner, and the...

HBI’s paper and electronic files for the Eustis Street Fire House are thick with 31 years of efforts to save the building: a 1981 Boston Landmarks Commission study report that placed the fire house in the Eustis Architectural Conservation District; the 1979 HBI Casebook calling...

What makes a place important to you? A personal experience? A family memory? An interesting story? A place of beauty or familiarity? If you take a look at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s website, you can see images of people holding white signs in...

We at HBI are very excited and grateful to have been chosen by Secretary of State William Galvin and the Massachusetts Historical Commission to receive a generous allocation of Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits for the preservation of the Eustis Street Fire House. State and...

Preserving an historic site like the Eustis Street Fire House may be as much about what you cannot see as what you can, particularly when that building was, in 1859, inserted into one of the earliest burying grounds in the country. Special care has been taken to survey,...

Those who work with old buildings know that they are always full of hidden messages and surprises. But, on a visit to North Bennet Street School’s Arlington campus last month, none of the HBI staff or board members expected to find a new finely-crafted Federal...

Historic Boston Incorporated redevelops historic properties to help urban neighborhoods thrive.For 50 years we have revitalized countless historic places in Boston with the belief that their preservation will meet current needs, enrich the city of Boston and restore neighborhood pride.Look here for updates on current...