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Since 1960, HBI has invested millions of dollars redeveloping Boston’s historic buildings. With 2020 approaching, HBI is looking back on the work we’ve done over the last ten years. From chipped paint, to cracked walls, and crumbling ceilings, HBI has tackled the challenges presented by...

HBI is pleased to announce that Julie Paul Brown will succeed Henry Moss as chair of the organization’s Project Review Committee. Julie is a registered architect in MA, CT, NH and VT and a LEED Accredited Professional. She manages operations at North Bay Construction Consultants and...

In recent years, breweries have started to repopulate the Boston landscape, often in unused industrial spaces. The long-vacant the Roslindale Substation (1911) has become one such place. The station was originally home to Boston Elevated Railway Company’s then revolutionary alternating electric current power system, but...

Chances are you have walked or driven right past one of Boston’s oldest cemeteries without even knowing it! The Eliot Burying Ground (formerly known as Old Roxbury Burying Ground and Eustis Street Burying Ground) is the oldest burying ground in Roxbury and one of the...

Built between 1786 and 1806, the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm remains among the earliest intact, vernacular examples of an agricultural property in the Commonwealth’s cities. The original farmhouse is located on land that was once part of a large Dorchester estate encompassing over 330 acres....

See a full recap of the conference's sessions here. On September 20th, the Historic Boston staff traveled to Plymouth, MA for the Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference. Since 2015, the Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference has hosted an biennial program in partnership with preservation organizations and agencies around...

Roslindale Village celebrates two new things in September: the installation of a new multi-story window on the façade of the historic Roslindale Substation (1911) and the permanent arrival of Turtle Swamp Brewing company in the substation. The beautiful glass installation overlooks Adams Village and allows pedestrians...