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Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) is very pleased to announce a generous grant of $250,000 from the Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust to support current and future HBI projects. Specifically, the funds will be added to HBI’s project investment fund for emergency acquisitions, project equity or patent...

If you were anywhere near Boston Harbor on Friday, June 8th, you may have seen the USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides” moving placidly through the inner harbor on one of several “turnarounds” of the 1790s ship, or you may have heard her 21-gun salute at Fort...

Historic Boston recently retrieved a bronze plaque that once marked the site of Anne Hutchinson’s 17thcentury house on the 1718 Old Corner Bookstore. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) recently announced that it had discovered the City-owned plaque in the collection of The Bostonian Society and wished to...

by Dorothy A. Clark Our guest blogger, journalist and historian Dorothy Clark, received her master’s degree in design studies/historic preservation in 2016 from the Boston Architectural College. She is editor of Historic New England Magazineand is an independent researcher. How history is made isn’t always the result...

The challenges we face at the St John St James Church in Roxbury are similar to the predicament faced by many worship spaces across United States today.  The crux of this challenge lies in large spaces for worship being used by parishes that are often...

Just when we think we’ve uncovered all of the treasures to be found at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, another surprise turns up. Mattapan neighbors will remember the “Clark Farm” sign that has been hanging over the front door of the farmhouse for many years....

Mark your calendars and save Friday May 18thand Saturday May 19thfor two extraordinary events heralding the new Roxbury Cultural District. The Roxbury Cultural District was designated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in a competitive process that evaluated the art and cultural offerings of the neighborhood and...

Historian Karilyn Crockett’s recent book People Before Highways is one of the first studies of the neighborhood leaders who, in the 1960s and 70s, built an extraordinary coalition of grassroots support that stopped the ill-conceivedI-695, also known as the Inner Belt.   The proposed eight-lane superhighway would have...