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Please carve away a little time for the Boston Landmarks Commission this holiday season.  Commission staff will celebrate 2011’s accomplishments and plans for 2012 with a presentation to the public and the Commission at its last hearing of the year on Tuesday, December 13th from...

It is getting dark early these days, but the streetscape on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park just got a bit brighter with the recent installation of a Broadway-style sign over the entry to the Everett Square Theatre. Fabricated by Boston Sign, the design is based...

HBI has begun working with Rodnell Collins, the nephew of Malcolm Little -- known to most as Malcolm X -- about the house in Roxbury that Rodnell grew up in but which Malcolm X would have stayed in for long periods of time in his...

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...