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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...

Dudley Square has long stood as a gateway to Roxbury and the surrounding southern neighborhoods of Boston. During the colonial period, when the delicate Roxbury Neck Road, now Washington Street, served as the only land bridge between Boston and mainland Massachusetts, Dudley saw all traffic...

Working on the new iron fenceLast week brought three new physical transformations to the Eustis Street Fire House. Two dying trees in the Eliot Burying Ground that stood near the fire house for many years were removed, resulting in a lot more light into our offices...