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Bill Brett, Boston’s preeminent social chronicler, came to our 50th anniversary celebration at Fenway Park on Nov. 3, and generated some wonderful photos of those who joined in feting HBI, including Mayor Thomas M. Menino and NPR’s ‘All in The Game’s’ host, Bill Littlefield.  Here’s...

Historic Boston Inc. celebrated 50 years of preservation on Thursday with a reception in one of Boston’s premier preservation properties, Fenway Park.The ballpark was the perfect setting having been eyed just ten years ago for demolition. Instead, it was restored and now stands as a...

HBI congratulates the City of Boston and Mayor Menino, Boston’s preservation community, Emerson College and Suffolk University on receipt of a National Honor Award for revitalization of the historic theaters on Washington Street at the National Preservation Conference in Buffalo last week. It was 15 years...

One of the biggest challenges HBI encountered during construction at the Eustis Street Fire House was excavating next to a historic cemetery that contains many unmarked graves.  Although we made every effort to minimize digging, there was no way of avoiding it altogether, since we...

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...