Monday, October 10, 2011

HBI's Dudley Square Headquarters featured in the Boston Globe

New life for city’s oldest firehouse

Dudley Square building undergoes $2.5m renovation

October 03, 2011|By Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff

  • Kathy Kottaridis, Historic Boston executive director, showed old photos of the part of the building that the nonprofit is now using for its offices. A partnership between the group and the city led to the rehab.
Kathy Kottaridis, Historic Boston executive director, showed old photos… (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Abandoned for half a century, Boston’s oldest firehouse spent decades sliding into decay: boarded-up, overgrown, and listing in the direction of Dudley Square’s Eliot Burying Ground.
Fans of history protected it from the wrecking ball in 1969 and propped it up in 1993 to prevent collapse, but the hollowed-out Eustis Street station remained too daunting for public or private rescue

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