May 24, 2011 Mayor Menino And Historic Boston To Welcome ‘New’ Historic Building
Golden Building?s New Facade Will Boost Fields Corner in Dorchester
Event: May 24, 2011
Ribbon-cutting and grand re-opening of historic, circa-1895 Golden Building in Fields Corner, with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino — a $305,000 rehabilitation project coordinated by Historic Boston Incorporated with support from Fields Corner Main Street Inc. and Boston?s Department of Neighborhood Development.
2 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011
1510 Dorchester Ave., in Dorchester?s Fields Corner neighborhood
Mayor Menino, Historic Boston Inc. Executive Director Kathy Kottaridis, Fields Corner Main Street?s Evelyn Darling, Golden Building owner Stephen Golden, and others.
The successful rehabilitation of the 8,500-square-foot Golden commercial building is the first completed project of Historic Boston Incorporated?s Historic Neighborhood Centers Program. The program is designed to initiate real estate improvements in older Boston neighborhoods by targeting prominent and worthy historic structures and facilitating significant, highly visible improvements.
Historic Boston Incorporated identified the project?s potential and provided owner Stephen Golden with a $210,000 loan to complete the storefront and fa?ade projects, also serving as owner?s representative and project manager during last five months of construction.
Fields Corner Main Street and the City of Boston provided a $50,000 ReStore Grant and an additional $25,000 Partners with Non Profits grant. Decades of partial and haphazard alterations were removed to be replaced by the handsome, consistent appearance of an earlier era in the building?s life.
The Golden Building is at 1510 Dorchester Ave. and is currently occupied by the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, Magic Wok Chinese restaurant, A. Dalliance Lingerie, and a dentistry office.
Historic Boston Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that works with local partners to invest in historically significant buildings and improve neighborhoods. Historic Boston was founded in 1960 to save the iconic Old Corner Bookstore Buildings in Downtown Crossing.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Kathy Kottaridis, Executive Director
Historic Boston Incorporated
Tom Palmer Communication