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At the April meeting of Historic Boston's board of directors, Michael Durand of Back Bay Development Group was elected to the position of president. Michael replaces Kathy MacNeil who had completed two three-year terms as president. Michael graduated from the University of Denver in 1983...

Historic Boston has recently posted the position of Director of Real Estate Development for the organization.  This position leads HBI’s real estate investments and manages project management staff and related consultants.  The position strategically drives the direction of HBI’s preservation projects and leads project identification, financing,...

Historic Boston bids a fond farewell this month to Shaurya Batra, HBI’s Director of Real Estate Development, as he departs for a new position with King Street Properties in Boston.  Shaurya joined Historic Boston in 2018 to manage HBI’s pipeline of current and prospective projects. Before...

Historic Boston is working with the East Boston Museum and Historical Society and the East Boston Community Development Corporation to undertake a preservation and re-use feasibility study for restoration and re-use of Donald McKay’s House for museum and other public uses.  Thanks to the City...

HBI was one of several organizations invited to join a May 19th boat trip to the nation’s first lighthouse – Boston Light – on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor.  An iconic local landmark, Boston Light was built in 1716 and destroyed by the British...

Historic Boston Inc. is examining the history and condition of the Fowle-Davis House at 305 Chestnut Avenue in Jamaica Plain for ways to preserve the very distressed Greek Revival period house.  The house has fallen into serious disrepair and, at present, faces possible action in...

Historic Boston was saddened to learn recently of the passing of Charles T. Grigsby, a former member of HBI’s Board of Directors and Council of Advisors.   Chuck led the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development under Mayor Menino, where he steered investments in affordable housing,...

Jenny Nathans is a student pursuing her Master’s in Library and Information Science, with a focus on archives administration, and is a resident of Jamaica Plain. She recently shared with us her research on the historic house at 69 Williams Street in Jamaica Plain. See...