April 23, 2018 Preview the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm on a Special Preservation Month Public Tour
Historic Boston Inc. has been invited by the Boston Landmarks Commission to participate in Preservation Month by holding an event on Wednesday, May 30th from 4pm – 5pm at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm. The 18th century farmstead became a City of Boston landmark in 2006, and HBI is now wrapping up the rehabilitation of the property into a working 21st century urban farm. The public is invited to come learn about the site’s history, rehabilitation, and future as an urban farm. Dorothy Clark, an independent historical researcher and board member of the Loring Greenough House (1760) in Jamaica Plain, grew up in Mattapan and explored the past, present and future of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm for her capstone project while pursuing her master’s degree in historic preservation at Boston Architectural College. She will speak about the history of the site. HBI Senior Project Manager Lisa Lewis will be on hand to talk about the rehabilitation process, and The Urban Farming Institute of Boston’s Executive Director Patricia Spence will explain how the property will be used going forward.
The Fowler Clark Epstein Farm is located at 487 Norfolk Street, Mattapan. Weather permitting, we will gather outdoors. Please wear shoes appropriate for a farm (high heels discouraged!) There will be no parking available on site, but there is on-street parking.
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