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 Historic Boston is beginning to explore the history and evolution of two related buildings at 149 Roxbury Street in Roxbury’s John Eliot Square.  Ionic Hall, Roxbury’s oldest brick building, dates to 1800, and in form, exemplifies Federal Period style, a period of architecture inspired by...

After more than two years of planning, we’re pleased to announce that we have started the first phase of construction of the rehabilitation of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in Mattapan.  Our general contractor, M.J. Mawn, Inc., has begun much-needed structural and envelope repairs to...

2016 has been an exciting year for HBI. The historic Roslindale Substation is nearing completion, Mattapan's Fowler Clark Epstein Farm begins construction next month and Upham's Corner Comfort Station's rehabilitation begins in March. There's more to do and 2017 brings a new pipeline of historic places...

Visitors to Roslindale Village can expect to see big changes at the historic Roslindale Substation which is being redeveloped for Chef Chris Douglass’ new concept restaurant, The Third Rail. The project, the result of five years of planning and collaboration between HBI, Roslindale Village Main Street...

Download Newsletter (PDF) Over the last year Historic Boston (HBI) and its partners, the Urban Farm- ing Institute (UFI), The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and North Bennet Street School (NBSS), have held to an aggressive predevelopment schedule for the 1786 Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in...

Bostonians overwhelmingly approved the Community Preservation Act (CPA) for Boston last night.  73% of votes cast favored the measure -- an unprecedented level of support in the 15 year history of CPA in Massachusetts' municipalities.  The coalition of preservation, housing and open space organizations and...

In early June, scaffolding went up on the First Church in Roxbury, marking the beginning of the exterior restoration of Boston’s oldest surviving wood-frame church and home to the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry.  Over the past five months a preservation carpentry team led by consultant...