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By Patrick D. Rosso, Boston.com StaffRestoration efforts at the historic Kittredge House in Roxbury are progressing, as crews work to bring the Linwood Street home back to its original glory.The three-story structure was constructed in 1836 by Alvah Kittredge, a Roxbury alderman, famed furniture maker,...

Work is underway at the Vertullo Building, and the new storefronts are taking shape. Currently, the new framework for the front windows is in place in several of the units. You can see how much more light these new windows will allow into the spaces....

The garden level apartment, taking shape at the Kittredge House A lot has happened at the Kittredge House since our last update. Today I stopped by to see some of the changes. One of the most notable additions is the work that has been done on...

In last week's blog, Alice Gilmore of Building Conservation Associates (BCA) described the process of testing historic paint to determine the original colors of the Alvah Kittredge House. As promised, BCA has determined the original color of the house, which Alice unveils below.The results are...

Alice Gilmore and Brian Powell of Building Conservation Associates (BCA) recently volunteered to solve an important mystery for HBI:  what were the original paint colors of the 1836 Alvah Kittredge House?   The question came up when actor and philhellene Bronson Pinchot came to Roxbury in...

This fall Discover Roxbury hosted a talk by apple authority John Bunker, founder of Fedco, a Maine seed, tree, and garden supply company with a focus on organic growing.  The topic of the evening was America?s oldest apple variety, the Roxbury Russet, which was developed...

After many months of planning, we are pleased to announce that the Vertullo Buildingstorefront rehabilitation has at last begun.  Try as we might to have all of the pieces into place so that we could begin the work in the warm weather,  it didn?t work...

I?d like to say hello to all the readers of the HBI blog.  My name is Elizabeth Bronshteyn. I?m a resident of Brighton and  I am a new intern at the HBI. I am working on ways to quantify the social and economic impacts of...