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In these coldest months of the year, the interior of the historic St. Luke’s Chapel in Roxbury is warm enough to support a crew working on the building’s restoration.  Construction is underway in the tiny chapel on the campus of the Episcopal Church of St....

At long last, the doors to Comfort Kitchen opened to the public on Wednesday the 25th of January, unveiling the long-awaited café and restaurant that features the flavors of the African and Asian diaspora in the newly rehabilitated Upham’s Corner Comfort Station.  The 1912 building...

A year's end, the City of Boston's newly created Office of Historic Preservation announced that the Boston Landmarks Commission designated eight new Boston Landmarks in 2022, including a new local historic district, the Highland Park Architectural Conservation District in Roxbury.  These are the most historic...

Historic Boston purchased St. James African Orthodox Church in 2018 to prevent the building’s demolition by developer City Realty Group.  Its future is now clear:  the historic structure is under agreement to the long-time Highland Park community developer Roxbury Action Program (RAP) and Urban Achievers...

At the invitation of the City of Everett and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Historic Boston’s staff toured the very distressed Alford Street Sewage pumping station in Charlestown last week.  The building, which hugs the edge of the Alford Street Bridge and projects into the...

Comfort Kitchen awaits final City inspections and permits in order to open in the restored Upham’s Corner Comfort Station in December, but you don’t have to wait to get ready to eat there.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping list with Comfort Kitchen...

Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) is planning much-needed updates to the Old Corner Bookstore complex to provide elevator access to the upper floors, improve its carbon footprint, and ensure its climate resiliency for decades to come.  As part of that planning process, HBI will also revisit...