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HBI’s preservation planning for the former St. James African Orthodox Church continues with project architect Hacin + Associates. While the scope of the project at 50 Cedar Street anticipates a first phase of construction for between 9 and 12 home ownership units on the church parking...

Historic Boston Inc. has named two new members to its 16-member Board of Directors, Karilyn Crockett, MIT Lecturer, author and founder of the youth-focused educational nonprofit MYTOWN; and Brooke Woodson, Director of Trade Partner Diversity at Suffolk Construction. The two newly named members join 14 current...

Construction continues at the Upham's Corner Comfort Station on Columbia Road. Earlier this month, new stucco was applied to the building's exterior, a key component of the mission-style building's aesthetic. Stucco is a resilient and low-maintenance exterior material, because new layers of can be applied...

Historic Boston’s executive director Kathy Kottaridis traveled to Nantucket this month to speak to the Nantucket Preservation Trust, an organization devoted to preservation of the island’s unique assembly of historic architecture.  As she discovered, to be the special place it is, Nantucket is balancing an...

With each project that HBI begins, it is only a matter of time before we discover treasures inside and outside the building: papers, architectural details, seemingly mundane objects like glass bottles, or items as shocking as reels of 1970s pornography. During our restoration of the...

Jenny Nathans is a public health professional, a burgeoning preservationist, and a resident of Jamaica Plain. In this blog post, she tells the fascinating story of a surviving example of the purpose-built school house at 3326 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain. The structure is central to...

HBI was sad to learn of the passing of Roger Webb, a legend in Boston's preservation community, and a kind, generous soul who made this city so much better in his lifetime.  Roger was a member of Historic Boston Inc.’s board of directors for many...

Jenny Nathans is a public health professional, a burgeoning preservationist, and a resident of Jamaica Plain. In this blog post, she tells the fascinating story of a surviving example of  the purpose-built school house at 3326 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain. The structure is central to...