May 31, 2017 Eustis Street Fire House A Common Boston Festival Site this Weekend
The Common Boston Festival, a program of the BSA Foundation, is an exciting and unique opportunity to explore the area’s rich architectural, cultural, and historic sites. On Saturday and Sunday June 3 and 4, 2017, more than 50 sites throughout Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline will open their doors and welcome the public, free of charge, allowing people to explore their city environment and expand their knowledge of their community.
Historic Boston, Inc. is excited that its headquarters at the 1859 Eustis Street Fire House in Roxbury is one of the spaces that are available to visit on June 3, 2017. From 10 am to 6 pm, we invite you to stop inside our office at 20 Eustis St, Roxbury. When inside, you can learn about the work we do throughout the city- redeveloping at-risk historic buildings in order to help Boston’s neighborhoods thrive. In fact, the building itself was one of our projects! The Eustis St Firehouse, located next to the 1630 Eliot Burying Ground, is the oldest remaining fire house structure in Boston. For fifty years the building sat empty, until 2011 when we rehabilitated it. Be sure to also ask about some of our current projects such as the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm or Roslindale Substation, or the building that started it all, the 1718 Old Corner Bookstore.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!