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Guest blogger, Barbara Mikolajczak leads the Immersive Education club at Saint John School in the North End using Minecraft to teach history, architecture and Math. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) students in her class have used Minecraft to recreate sites along The Freedom Trail using specifications...

In January, the Boston Society of Architects opened an exhibition of stunning photographs by HBI Council of Advisor member, Peter Vanderwarker. The show, entitled “Surface Tension: Architectural Photographs From Peter Vanderwarker”, features photographs that, according to Vandewarker capture “the nature of surfaces, in both the built...

Boston’s love for breweries dates back to 1630 when the first beer brewing license was issued by the city. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts today, has over 130 breweries operating within its jurisdiction, with Greater Boston clocking in around 30 and the city of Boston around...

On January 25th 2019 MIT’s Karilyn Crockett, author of People before Highways, led a group of the original activists from across the region to the Massachusetts State House to commemorate the 50thanniversary of the pivotal 1969 fight to stop I-95 and the Inner Belt.  Chris...

If you subscribe to Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, you might be as excited as we are here at Historic Boston to find a profile piece on our project at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in the magazine’s new winter...

Jenny Nathans is a public health professional, a burgeoning preservationist and a resident of Jamaica Plain. She recently published a version of this research on the historic house at 197 Green Street in Jamaica Plain for the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.  Nathans tells the fascinating...

HBI is pleased to announce that Brian Swett will be the new co-chair of HBI’s Council of Advisors. Brian, who has served as an HBI advisor for three years, replaces Matthew Kiefer as co-chair with Carolyn Osteen. Brian is Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate...

With the completion of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, the start of construction at the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station, and the acquisition of St James African Orthodox Church, 2018 was an eventful and celebratory year for Historic Boston. As we survey the horizon of the...

HBI recently set about protecting Roxbury’s St. James African Orthodox Church from incurring any further damage due to weather and deterioration while its rehabilitation is planned. After closing off openings in the building envelope to myriad wildlife that had begun to call the building home,...