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Last Friday,Jamaica Plain's Historical Society's Michael Reiskind stopped by HBI to deliver an apple pie. This was no ordinary pie, but a "Roxbury Russet" apple pie. The Roxbury Russet Apple is the oldest named apple in America , dating back to the 1600s. While they...

  HBI is honored to be the recipient of a program-related investment (PRI) from the 1772 Foundation of Rhode Island that will be used to support pre-development work on HBI projects.  The 1772 Foundation will give HBI a $400,000 low-interest loan at a fixed rate of...

  Last night HBI's Council of Advisors gathered at Millennium Tower Sales Office to discuss HBI's strategic plans for the next five years. Their feedback proved valuable as we finalize our planning for the next few years. If you'd like to know more about HBI's strategic...

Preservation redevelopment business models The business model for real estate redevelopment of historic properties has typically been one of two primary approaches. In the first approach, a preservation advocacy group identifies a significant building where its use was inherently tied to its significance, for example, the...

    New Stonework   In August 2014, the Historic Burying Ground Initiative, a part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department received a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Signature Urban Parks Program. A portion of that grant was allocated to renovating the...

    Tiffany White, owner of a natural skin and nail care studio located in HBI's Vertullo Building in Hyde Park was highlighted in The Boston Globe earlier this week. Tiffany's story illustrates Historic Boston's mission to provide opportunities for small business owners to start and expand...

  The Alvah Kittredge House Historic Boston currently has some rental openings to share -both residential and commercial.     Alvah Kittredge House HBI completed the rehabilitation of the Alvah Kittredge House in 2014, and one of the 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments recently became available to rent.  The...

  HBI is honored to announce early financial support from the City of Boston and several area charitable foundations for transformation of the Fowler ClarkEpstein Farm in Mattapan  into an urban farming training and education center.    Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a contribution from the City...