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On August 24, Historic Boston and the Boston Preservation Alliance teamed up to conduct their second walking tour: Beer + Mortar: Another Round. The historic walking tour snaked its way through Roxbury, highlighting historic architecture and art along a 2-mile route. A group of twenty people...

Blog post by NBSS Staff North Bennet Street School (NBSS) recently took on a vacant retail space in Boston's Downtown Crossing for a temporary showcase of traditional trades. Offered to NBSS by Historic Boston Inc (HBI)—which owns the Freedom Trail-adjacent site—the small storefront space features demonstrations...

Now nearing completion of a $1.4 million restoration and rehabilitation of the 1912 Upham’s Corner Comfort Station in Dorchester, HBI is pleased to announce a partnership Biplaw Rai and Nyacko Perry, who plan to open Comfort Kitchen, a daytime café and pop-up dinner experience featuring...

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...