Author: Historic Boston Inc

The City of Boston has begun discussing disposition of the long vacant Owen Nawn Factory (2080 Washington Street) at the entrance to Roxbury’s Dudley Square for private development, and while the community’s hope for a neighborhood orientation center continues, a look at what the Nawn...

 HBI's Shaurya Batra returned from vacation in Rome, a trip which got him thinking about historic preservation in ancient cities. With the ever-present threat of degradation of the ancient structures, upkeep and the preservation of architecture is a constant (and costly) necessity. But when it...

Jenny Nathans is a public health professional, a burgeoning preservationist and a resident of Jamaica Plain. She recently published a version of this research on the historic house at 197 Green Street in Jamaica Plain for the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. In it she tells...

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we spent some time reviewing primary source documents and secondary readings to learn more about literary icon, Phillis Wheatley, an enslaved West African child turned educated woman and author. Whether you have read her published poems or walked by...

Spring has arrived and with it has comes the unveiling of the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station (almost). The building that was once a convenience station (read: public restroom) is finally starting to shed its decrepit outer shell. Hidden for months under plywood, staging, and snow,...