May 1, 2011 May is Preservation Month: This Place Matters!
|HBI’s Jeffrey Gonyeau and Michael Tilford hang a banner on the Old Corner Bookstore in downtown Boston|
The National Trust for Historic Preservation created Preservation Week in 1971 to spotlight grassroots preservation efforts in America. The event became so popular that it has grown into a month-long annual celebration observed nationwide.
To kick off our quick tour of HBI’s projects last Friday, we first hung the banner at our own building in downtown Boston, the Old Corner Bookstore (pictured above).
Next, we traveled down Washington Street towards Chinatown to hang the banner from the stunning arched windows on the Hayden Building. For more information on HBI’s current project at the Hayden Building, see this recent blog post.
Next we traveled up Dorchester Avenue to the Lenox Building, where Jeff has been working with the owners to start a project similar to the work completed at Golden Building through HBI’s Historic Neighborhood Centers program. Work on the Lenox Building is scheduled to begin this week.
As you can see, it was an eventful day, and we are excited to have our banners up on buildings across the city. The campaign encourages everyone to think about the places in Boston that matter to you, too. So tell us, what historic buildings or places matter the most to YOU in Boston? Let us know in the comments below and join Historic Boston in proclaiming ?This Place Matters!” about the historic buildings and places in Boston that matter the most to you.