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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...

With each project that HBI begins, it is only a matter of time before we discover treasures inside and outside the building: papers, architectural details, seemingly mundane objects like glass bottles, or items as shocking as reels of 1970s pornography. During our restoration of the...

Jenny Nathans is a public health professional, a burgeoning preservationist, and a resident of Jamaica Plain. In this blog post, she tells the fascinating story of a surviving example of the purpose-built school house at 3326 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain. The structure is central to...

HBI was sad to learn of the passing of Roger Webb, a legend in Boston's preservation community, and a kind, generous soul who made this city so much better in his lifetime.  Roger was a member of Historic Boston Inc.’s board of directors for many...

Jenny Nathans is a public health professional, a burgeoning preservationist, and a resident of Jamaica Plain. In this blog post, she tells the fascinating story of a surviving example of  the purpose-built school house at 3326 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain. The structure is central to...

HBI spoke with Christine Ward, Executive Director of Raising A Reader MA, a 501©3 organization based in Boston. RAR-MA is devoted to introducing children to books and reading from a young age as a critical step in beginning their education. Last winter, RAR-MA moved into...

Jorge Epstein and his wife Ida bought the Fowler Clark farm in Mattapan in 1941 and lived there for 57 years until Jorge’s death in 1998. In the 1940s, Jorge was a jeweler and operated a retail business in downtown Boston, but he later operated...