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Historic Boston celebrates the recent accomplishments of two members of its Council of Advisors. Advisor and former HBI board member Jay Wickersham has been elected president of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). The BSA, established in 1867, is a nonprofit, professional-service organization with more than...

[gallery columns="1" ids="1840,1839,1837,1836,1779"] Roslindale resident and beer aficionado Brian Reeves opened his new retail store, Craft Beer Cellar on Saturday and hundreds of Roslindale friends and neighbors helped in the celebration. Even before Mayor Martin Walsh arrived to cut the ribbon on the new business, a long...

HBI kicked off 2017 with its annual holiday open house on January 5th at the Eustis Street Firehouse. Friends, colleagues and neighbors gathered for an evening of good cheer and enjoyed food and drink from local the local Dudley Square businesses Tropical Foods, Haley House...

With the start of construction at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in Mattapan earlier this month, Historic Boston is looking forward to an exciting 2017.   But, first we’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and a year of many successes. Here are...

 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...