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Work began last week on the Golden Building fa?ade rehabilitation project at 1510-1514 Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner?HBI?s first Historic Neighborhood Centers program bricks and mortar project. Contractor Kevin Piccinin and his crew from K & B Contracting started work bright and early on the morning...

We in the history business often take the long view and, by nature, rarely pause to note the passage of another 12 month rotation. But let?s be honest: no one has quite the same thoughts on New Year?s Eve as on any other night of...

Congratulations to Pat Tierney of The SWITCH, Hyde Park, for winning the City of Boston?s annual ?Deck the Windows? contest. Tierney, who owns the Logan Square commercial block, is working with Historic Boston to develop a larger plan for the building, which also houses the...

In spite of the cold, more than 20 East Boston residents and business owners gathered at the Central Square Social Center to discuss what was important to them about their neighborhood. The meeting, convened by the Neighborhood Preservation Partnership (a collaboration of Historic Boston Incorporated...

While gearing up to begin construction on the 1890s commercial building at 1510-1514 Dorchester Avenue, HBI experienced first-hand the challenges inherent in balancing the need for undertaking substantial building improvements and providing accessibility in a distressed older building. HBI?s project team applied for a variance...

Welcome to HBI?s Virtual and Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner! We won?t wait until year-end to express our gratitude for the professional guidance and good will of so many project partners and friends who helped us launch construction on several important preservation projects in 2010. Instead, the...

Scaffolding pinned up against the exteriors of buildings is a pretty common sight around Boston, but on the inside? Sometimes that?s what it takes to get a close look at high-up architectural features inside soaring interior spaces like those found in many houses of worship.Starting...

On a sunny, spring-like day last week, men in hard hats with heavy equipment rolled up to the Eustis Street Fire House to begin the process of bringing new life (and light) to the long neglected historic building . The first order of business: electricity!...

Historic Boston and the North Bennet Street School Preservation Carpentry program were thrilled to receive a visit from Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) news last month at the Anna Clapp Harris Smith House at 65 Pleasant Street in Dorchester. Check out the video below for more...