Author: Historic Boston Inc

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...

With the completion of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, the start of construction at the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station, and the acquisition of St James African Orthodox Church, 2018 was an eventful and celebratory year for Historic Boston. As we survey the horizon of the...

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...

Published in The Dorchester Reporter By Daniel Sheehan, Reporter Staff November 29, 2018 Construction on the building that formerly housed the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station is finally underway, signaling that the end of a five year-long effort to convert the neglected and long-vacant structure into a cafe/bike repair...