Community Photo With Mayor Menino Celebrates Listing Of Roslindale Substation

Community Photo With Mayor Menino Celebrates Listing Of Roslindale Substation

Historic Structure on National Register of Historic Places, Being Redeveloped


ROSLINDALE, October 19, 2013?-?Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today joined Historic Boston Inc., Roslindale Main Street, and scores of members of the local community to celebrate the listing of the Roslindale Substation on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Roslindale Substation, a former power supply and switching station that was part of Boston?s network of trolley cars preceding the existence of the MBTA, is in Roslindale Square, at 4228 Washington St.

The crowd assembled at 11 a.m. across from the busy farmers? market activity for the unveiling of a brass plaque and a tour through the building, which is being redeveloped as part of a mixed-use block that will include a restaurant and housing.

Key players involved in the project include Jordan Stone, Colin Kane, and Bev Gallo of Peregrine Group LLC, the redevelopers. A Community Photograph was taken after the unveiling along Washington Street in front of the historic building by Photographer Jean Hartagan. Two photos by Historic Boston Inc. are attached.

The Roslindale Substation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of Aug. 27, 2013. The honor of being listed places this building on national databases for historic buildings, and it qualifies the Substation for Federal and State Rehabilitation Tax Credits. The property is slated to be rehabilitated by Peregrine Properties in conjunction with Roslindale Main Street and Historic Boston as part of the mixed-use residential and commercial development.

Roslindale Main Street and Historic Boston were initially tasked with figuring out a feasible development plan for the long-empty Roslindale Substation in Roslindale Village. Peregrine Group LLC assisted.

The three partners have also purchased the three parcels of land owned by Higgins Funeral Home in Roslindale Square for the purposes of building new apartments surrounding the historic substation. The substation will be rehabilitated to historic preservation standards and will be transformed into a restaurant. This will be the most substantial and transformative project of Roslindale Main Street to date.

The project will go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Oct. 22, 2013. It consists of 40 housing units with parking and a large restaurant in the substation building. Roslindale Main Street will locate its offices in the new development. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2014 on both the new and historic components of the project.

Historic Boston Incorporated is a nonprofit preservation and real estate organization that rehabilitates historic and culturally significant properties in Boston?s neighborhoods so they are a useable part of the city?s present and future. HBI works with local partners to identify and invest in historic buildings and cultural resources whose re-use will catalyze neighborhood renewal. HBI acquires and redevelops historic structures and provides technical expertise, planning services and financing for rehabilitation projects. HBI projects demonstrate that preserving historic properties is economically viable and that they can be useable and functioning assets in a community. For more information, please see

For more information, please contact:
Kathy Kottaridis, Executive Director of Historic Boston, Inc., 617.442.1859,
Tom Palmer, Tom Palmer Communication, 617.755.7250,