Hurd House

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Hurd House, 1795, Charlestown, MA


The Hurd House, rich in eighteenth-century Georgian architectural features and late nineteenth-century storefront details, is a prominent building on Charlestown’s Main Street. The upper two floors of the building reflect the original 1795 construction as a private residence, while the ground floor retains a retail storefront of the 1880s.


HBI purchased the Hurd House in 1981 to prevent structural collapse and completed structural stabilization and exterior restoration funded in part by grants from the Massachusetts Historical Commission. HBI then sold improvements and rights to the preservation tax credits to Charlestown residents who completed the building’s rehabilitation into apartments and attracted retail tenants, including the well-known Figs restaurant.

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