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In October of 1960, HBI’s founders formed a coalition to save the Old Corner Bookstore from being demolished and turned into a parking garage (now the PI Alley Parking Garage). Over six decades, their preservation efforts have spread beyond the boundaries of Boston’s downtown core....

HBI is very sad to report that one of its board members, Richard P. Beal, passed away unexpectedly early on September 21st. Rich served on HBI’s Council of Advisors in 2014 and joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He was an enthusiastic supporter of...

Historic Boston, Inc. (HBI) introduced the first phase of its plan for the former St. James African Orthodox Church at 50 Cedar Street in Roxbury to the Highland Park neighborhood in September.  The proposal outlines the construction of 14 new units of home-ownership units, 100%...

This fall, the HBI staff and headquarters moved back to the Old Corner Bookstore at 3 School Street in downtown Boston after 10 years at the Eustis Street Fire House in Roxbury. The Old Corner Bookstore building, which was initially saved from demolition by HBI...

HBI joins with Roslindale Village Main Street and Peregrine Group LLC to celebrate notice of two 2020 historic preservation awards from Preservation Massachusetts Inc. (PMI) and the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) for the Roslindale Substation, part of the Parkside on Adams development in Roslindale Village. The...