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 Installation of the first new storefront glass.Construction began on the Golden Building in Fields Corner on December 29. In spite of the worst winter weather in recent memory (see our recent blog post about construction during winter conditions), contractor Kevin Piccinin and his crew...

HBI congratulates the volunteers of the Presentation School Foundation Inc. as they break ground this week on the rehabilitation of the 1929 Our Lady of the Presentation School in Brighton’s Oak Square. A group of Brighton residents, the Foundation has been working for several years...

This week's weather has us thinking of one of the most frustrating aspects of construction in Boston: winter conditions. By that we mean not just the frustration of navigating icy, narrow roads, but also the significant added cost to a construction budget that will enable...

We are pleased to announce that Historic Boston Inc. will create four new residential units in Chinatown’s historic Hayden Building this year. This reinvestment plan fully activates the 1875 Hayden Building and completes a 18-year turnaround plan for the building which HBI purchased in 1993 to...

This following blog post is one of an occasional series of reports and perspectives on work taking place at the Anna Clapp Harris Smith House in Dorchester through Handmade Houses, a partnership of Historic Boston Incorporated and North Bennet Street School. The collaboration preserves at...

We are pleased to present the 1804 Anna Clapp Harris Smith House for sale to prospective buyers. Nestled at the base of the Jones Hill Historic District on Pleasant Street in Dorchester, the Clapp House is the former home of the founder of the Animal Rescue...

Work began last week on the Golden Building façade rehabilitation project at 1510-1514 Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner—HBI’s first Historic Neighborhood Centers program bricks and mortar project. Contractor Kevin Piccinin and his crew from K & B Contracting started work bright and early on the morning...

We in the history business often take the long view and, by nature, rarely pause to note the passage of another 12 month rotation. But let’s be honest: no one has quite the same thoughts on New Year’s Eve as on any other night of...