Author: Historic Boston Inc

A massive ceiling crane in the historic, pre-MBTA power Substation in Roslindale that served Boston's transit system was moved into position this Wednesday, an impressive industrial relic that will grace the restaurant now being designed for the historic space. As a handful of representatives of the...

In June, the scaffolding began rising at the front of First Church Roxbury, and I imagined a collective sigh of relief at this concrete symbol that this iconic Boston building would be preserved into the future I sighed myself, certainly, but was confident others joined me:...

HBI's Council of Advisors gathered for its annual meeting on June 15th, this year at Mattapan's Fowler Clark Epstein Farm. Thirty-eight Advisors and Board members traveled to Mattapan by coach from downtown Boston and enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at the 18th century farm and 19th...

The Historic Roslindale MBTA Substation being developed by Peregrine Group LLC in partnership with HBI and Roslindale Village Main Street will be undergoing brick masonry restoration work through this summer. We asked Lincoln Andrews, fourth generation owner of The Stiles & Hart Brick Co, to...

At an awards luncheon on May 19th, the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) award an Individual Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrea Gilmore for her many years of work and service in historic preservation and conservation. Gilmore, who recently retired from Building Conservation Associates, a company she established...

This week Tove Olaussen Freeman is guest blogging for HBI. Tove Olaussen Freeman graduated from Brandeis University in May 2016, with a major in Health: Science, Society, and Policy. This year I took a capstone course on the effects of neighborhoods on health with Professor Sara...

Today the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm stands on a half acre of land, seemingly small for a farm plot, but a rarity in an urban setting such as Mattapan. Sandwiched between tightly packed triple-deckers and apartment complexes, it is a wonder that the farm that...