Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Thanksgiving Dinner We Wish We Could Have



Welcome to HBI’s Virtual and Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner!

We won’t wait until year-end to express our gratitude for the professional guidance and good will of so many project partners and friends who helped us launch construction on several important preservation projects in 2010. Instead, the dedicated Staff and Board of Historic Boston Inc. will host the best dinner-you-wish-you-could-have so we can give thanks! Here’s the menu:

Grace

Parish of All Saints, Ashmont (1892), Dorchester
All Saints Vestry & Building Committee, Fr. Michael Godderz, John G. Waite Associates, Program Manager Jennifer Mecca, Julie L. Sloane Stained Glass Restoration and a very generous Anonymous friend.

Appetizer Course

Anna Clapp Harris Smith House (1804), 65 Pleasant Street, Dorchester
North Bennet Street School Preservation Carpentry Program, History Improved, Sara Chase, City of Boston (Inspectional Services Department, Boston Landmarks Commission, City of Boston Archeology Lab), the 1772 Foundation, Mrs. Dorothy Hudson, Dorchester Historical Society, Mohawk Masonry Services, Essex Restoration, Building Initiatives, Shawmut Construction and Structures North.

Main Course

Eustis Street Fire House (1859), Dudley Square, Roxbury
Building Initiatives, LLC, Bergmeyer Associates, Inc., Structures North, R. W. Sullivan Engineering, Fitzmeyer & Tocci, GEI Consultants, Inc., H.W. Moore, Lee Kennedy Company, North Bennet Street School, Tremont Preservation Services, MacRostie Historic Advisors, Boston Fire Historical Society, The Victorian Society in America, Goulston & Storrs, Appleby & Wyman Insurance, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, Nolan, Sheehan, Patten, City of Boston (Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Department of Neighborhood Development, the Boston Landmarks Commission, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and the Boston Department of Public Works), Representative Byron Rushing, Dudley Square Main Streets, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Massachusetts Department of Revenue, UMASS Amherst Archaeological Services, Barbara Donohue Archaeology Services, George B. Henderson Foundation and the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund.

Dessert Course

1510-1514 Dorchester Avenue (1890’s), Fields Corner
Stephen and Debbie Golden, Amory Architects, Kevin Piccinin and K&B Construction, Fields Corner Main Street, Inc., Viet-AID, Historic Neighborhood Centers Advisory Committee Members, Alan Issokson, Dorchester Historical Society, Boston Main Streets, City of Boston (Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Department of Neighborhood Development) and the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board.

After Dinner Drinks & Conversation

Roslindale Substation (1911), Roslindale Village: Roslindale Village Main Streets, the Boston Redevelopment Authority; Alvah Kittredge House (1836), Roxbury: Structures North, Amory Architects, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Tremont Preservation Services, Michael Mawn, AM Fogarty, the Boston Preservation Alliance; and the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Hayden Building (1875), Chinatown: CUBE Architects, Marc Truant and Associates, Structures North, and RW Sullivan. Everett Square Theater (1915), Hyde Park: Hyde Park Main Streets, Patricia Tierney, Bergmeyer Associates, and the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund. Finally, for all of the above: Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



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