Author: Historic Boston Inc

Architectural historian, and co-founder of Archipedia New England, Brian Pfeiffer presents the first in a series of blog posts that highlight his research on the exterior treatment of early American masonry structures, and question the work of early preservationists whose restoration choices have shaped perhaps...

The interdisciplinary team redeveloping the historic Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in Mattapan will present the project's urban farming program, preservation plans and landscape design at the next meeting of the BSA's Placemaking Committee on Monday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the BSA Space, 290...

In the process of reinforcing the structure of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm's Barn, we found what are commonly known as "Carpenter Marks", roman numeral marks that appear throughout the interior timbers of early frame structures and are thought to mark the timbers on the...

The board of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) recently voted to accept the sale of a long-term lease for the City-owned Old City Hall at 45 School Street in Boston from the non-profit Architectural Heritage Foundation (AHF) to Synergy Investments for $30.1 million. The...

HBI?s 1859 Eustis Street Fire House is one of more than 50 sites to explore in this year?s ?on Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th.?? A program of the Boston Society of Architects and the BSA Foundation that invites the public to explore Boston?s...

There aren't many historic photographs of the Upham's Corner Comfort Station but one that we've never seen turned up this week on the Dorchester Historical Society's blog. In 1979, during his much celebrated visit to Boston, Pope John Paul II's parade route of included Upham's...

MASS Design Group is working on conceptual studies for the restoration and re-use of the 1880s Owen Nawn Factory, a building at the entry to Dudley Square that has been empty for nearly five decades. MASS project architect Alicia Ajayi describes research conducted by the...