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HBI staff visited the Mattapan Square station area last month. While there have been several recent developments in Mattapan Square, some markers offer a glimpse into this station’s 19th and 20th c. history. The WWII-era yellow trolleys remain in routine rotation around the track loop,...

HBI welcomed Murray Miller, the first-ever Director of the Office of Historic Preservation, to HBI’s offices on July 20th. Miller discussed with HBI’s staff his three-decades of experience working in historic preservation across Canada, the US, and New Zealand. His approach to preservation centers on...

HBI had the pleasure of visiting the Roundhead Brewery in Hyde Park, the first Latino-owned brewery in Massachusetts. The building that houses the Roundhead Brewery was once the power station for the Benjamin Franklin Sturtevant Blower Fan industrial complex built in 1903 and known more...

  Historic Boston Inc. is pleased to welcome Erika Tauer to our team this month as our new office manager. Erika brings great organizational skills to HBI along with a keen interest in history.  Here’s your chance to meet her.              ...

The tiny chapel of St. Luke on the campus of St. John St. James Church in Roxbury finally secured a building permit on May 31st for the interior’s complete rehabilitation. The nearly $1 million scope of work is being undertaken by the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts...

Historic Boston and the City of Everett are recipients of a $200,000 grant from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to conduct a preservation and re-use feasibility study for the historic Alford Street Pumping Station. The tiny sliver of the Charlestown neighborhood that extends over the Mystic River...

News out of the historic Upham’s Corner Comfort Station keeps getting better and better.  This week Comfort Kitchen was chosen Best New Restaurant for 2023 by Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston. Noted for its menu of comfort food with flavors from the African and Asian diasporas,...