Celebrating Sixty Years of Preservation in Boston

Celebrating Sixty Years of Preservation in Boston

In October of 1960, HBI’s founders formed a coalition to save the Old Corner Bookstore from being demolished and turned into a parking garage (now the PI Alley Parking Garage). Over six decades, their preservation efforts have spread beyond the boundaries of Boston’s downtown core. From Charlestown to Hyde Park, in Roslindale and Mattapan, HBI’s preservation work has saved countless buildings from the wrecking ball. HBI’s preservation efforts haven’t been limited to residential buildings. Through the Steeples Program and consulting on historic tax credit projects, HBI has aided neighbors and colleagues in preserving historic resources around the city. To celebrate, what some might call our our diamond anniversary, we are looking back at some of our favorite projects. 

Love preservation work? Help us celebrate our 60th birthday! Head to Twitter (@HistoricBoston), Instagram (@HistoricBostonInc), and Facebook (@Historic.Boston) to tell us about your favorite HBI project! Check out the links below for images and videos that celebrate historic buildings around the city.

We wouldn’t have made it 60 years without the support of our friends, colleagues, and neighbors! Support HBI’s local  historic preservation efforts here: https://historicboston.org/donate/

You can always explore our current, recent, and past projects on the HBI website project pages! Here are some of our favorites:

        1. Old Corner Bookstore (1718) 
          1. Read: Tales from the Old Corner: Celebrating 300 Years 
        2. Spooner Lambert house (1782) 
        3. Hurd House (1795)
        4. Austin Block (1827)
        5. Alvah Kittredge Park Row Houses (1875)
        6. Everett Square Theater (1915)
          1. Watch: After the final Curtain video tour of interior
        7. Golden Building (1890)
        8. Kittredge (1834)
          1. Watch: Alvah Kittredge House Ribbon Cutting video
        9. Eustis (1859)
          1. Watch: Boston Uncovered Episode on the Eustis Firehouse