The Gift That Makes History

The Gift That Makes History

In this season of giving, we are grateful for your support and hope you will join us before the end of 2015 with a tax deductible contribution to Historic Boston (HBI).

Thanks to you, 2015 was a banner year of achievement for us. In addition to announcing the plans to convert the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm for farming and food-related education, HBI has completed transformational projects throughout the city, including:

  • The $1.9 million renewal of Hyde Park’s Vertullo Building (1868), restoring the exterior of the building to its 1890s appearance and upgrading systems and interiors for four residences and five new retail spaces.
  • Designation to restore the long vacant Upham’s Corner Comfort Station in Dorchester (1912), a rare surviving arts and crafts style building associated with expansion of the streetcar system in Boston for a bike repair shop operated by local Dorchester entrepreneur Noah Hicks.
  • Start of construction on the 1911 Roslindale Substation, repositioned as a new destination restaurant by Dorchester entrepreneur Chris Douglass, surrounded by 43 new apartments in Roslindale Village.


Your contribution makes it possible for HBI to take on challenging preservation projects that are beyond the reach of the private market. HBI projects bring so much more than bricks and mortar to the people in their neighborhoods; our investment in pivotal historic structures creates jobs, housing, increased safety and community pride.

As 2015 comes to a close, we hope you will take pride in what we have accomplished together, and support HBI with a tax-deductible gift. Your gift builds and sustains the historic fabric of our city; together we can continue to make history.