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In recognition of Women’s History Month, we spent some time reviewing primary source documents and secondary readings to learn more about literary icon, Phillis Wheatley, an enslaved West African child turned educated woman and author. Whether you have read her published poems or walked by...

Spring has arrived and with it has comes the unveiling of the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station (almost). The building that was once a convenience station (read: public restroom) is finally starting to shed its decrepit outer shell. Hidden for months under plywood, staging, and snow,...

HBI is pleased to welcome Kathleen Ustas to the organization as a research intern for the St. James Orthodox Church project. Kathleen brings a keen interest in real estate development, architecture, and Boston’s history to her internship. Currently, Kathleen attends Northeastern University and will graduate...

Kit Haggard is the Director of the Boston Literary District - a collection of 87 historically significant literary sites spread throughout Boston’s Downtown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Theater, and South End neighborhoods. Kit earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence and her MFA from Emerson College....

The St. James African Orthodox Church has been an icon in the Highland Park neighborhood since its construction on the corner of Cedar Street and Hawthorne Street in 1910. Originally built for a Norwegian Evangelical congregation, the church changed hands to the African Orthodox Church...