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For obvious reasons, the Eustis Street Fire House is very special to Historic Boston. As the oldest extant fire house in the city of Boston and one of the few that was built to house human powered fire equipment, it is significant historically. It is...

Last week, we shared a few of the buildings that had been selected for HBI's Commercial Casebook in Roslindale Village (the week before, we told you a bit about the history of Roslindale Village). Today we have the balance of the Roslindale Casebook Chapter. HBI believes that  if the following buildings...

There was a party at the Anna Harris Smith house on Wednesday night. Over 60 neighbors, friends, and representatives of the North Bennet Street School, the Animal Rescue League, the Dorchester Historical Society and Historic Boston Incorporated mingled on the lawn of 65 Pleasant Street...

Last week, we told you a bit about the history of Roslindale Village and introduced Historic Boston?s Commercial Casebook. This week we?re presenting a summary of Roslindale Village?s most historic buildings that, if rehabilitated or rethought, could strengthen the economic viability of the commercial district....

While Historic Boston?s Jeffrey Gonyeau is currently working on projects in the Fields Corner and Hyde Park commercial districts with HBI?s Historic Neighborhood Centers program, Shelby Graham is working her way around the city as the project manager for Neighborhood Field Services, compiling information about...

How often do you get to see the inside of many privately held historic houses, particularly before they?ve been restored? Here?s your chance. The public is welcome to join us at 6:30 PM on June 23rd as Historic Boston Incorporated and the North Bennet Street...

HBI received several calls last week from neighbors to the Palestinian Cultural Center for Peace and Yousef Mosque at 41 Quint Avenue in Allston. The newest owner of the property, Anwar Faisal, has been making significant landscape changes to the south side of the property with...

Historic Boston is excited to be partnering with mytown, Inc. and several Dorchester-based organizations to develop MyDotTour?a program of youth-led historic walking tours of Fields Corner, one of HBI?s Historic Neighborhood Centers program districts.MyDotTour?s local partners also include the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition, the Dorchester...

Historic Boston Incorporated kicked off construction at the Eustis Street Fire House last Saturday with a festive ?Revival? for 200 neighbors and friends on Eustis Street in Roxbury. It was a long awaited celebration of local history and Dudley Square?s revitalization. By most estimates, it...

If we?ve learned anything from HBI?s Historic Neighborhood Centers program so far, it is that commercial property owners often need some special convincing before embarking on a preservation-based improvement project.By late summer, HBI will begin construction at 1510-1514 Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner, and the...