Thursday, July 21, 2011

Alvah Kittredge House Tour Draws Crowd

The past has clearly not been forgotten in Roxbury. Our behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Alvah Kittredge house attracted many current and former neighbors who have personal memories of the people who once lived or worked in the Greek Revival period Home. They noted how pleased they are that this signficant landmark will be restored to its former glory and will once again be a point of pride in the neighborhood.

This community photo with Mayor Thomas M. Menino shows the overwhelming and broad support for this important project that will add to many ongoing community improvements in the Highland Park neighborhood. Click on read more to see a slideshow of the event.

This landmark is a reminder of the early history of Roxbury's Highland Park, a neighborhood that was also home to 19th century activists William Lloyd Garrison and author Edward Everett Hale and later to community advocate Roxbury Action Program. The house will be restored and provide a unique housing option in this diverse and beautiful neighborhood. Historic Boston plans to divide the 6,400-square-foot home into five residential units, two of which will be designated as affordable housing. The project is expected to start next spring. Below is a short slideshow. More pictures can be found at flikr

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