Author: Historic Boston Inc

On January 25th 2019 MIT’s Karilyn Crockett, author of People before Highways, led a group of the original activists from across the region to the Massachusetts State House to commemorate the 50thanniversary of the pivotal 1969 fight to stop I-95 and the Inner Belt.  Chris...

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.  Nathans tells the fascinating...

HBI is pleased to announce that Brian Swett will be the new co-chair of HBI’s Council of Advisors. Brian, who has served as an HBI advisor for three years, replaces Matthew Kiefer as co-chair with Carolyn Osteen. Brian is Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate...

HBI recently set about protecting Roxbury’s St. James African Orthodox Church from incurring any further damage due to weather and deterioration while its rehabilitation is planned. After closing off openings in the building envelope to myriad wildlife that had begun to call the building home,...

Michael "Mars" Marston of Daedalus Co. prepared this article on the company’s restoration of a 1930 bronze marker that commemorates Anne Hutchinson. The plaque once hung on the Old Corner Bookstore building and was recently discovered by the Boston Planning and Development Agency hidden away...

HBI recently set about protecting Roxbury’s St. James African Orthodox Church from incurring any further damage due to weather and deterioration while we plan its rehabilitation. Squirrels were entering the church at the roof line, and it was obvious that larger animals had also gained...