HBI and a national
non-profit organization invite you to a Special National Announcement about the
Malcolm X-Ella Little –Collins House in Roxbury. A press conference with
Mayor Menino will take place on Wednesday, June 6th at 11 a.m. at 72
Dale Street in Roxbury. Click here to register and for
Please join Historic Boston Inc. and Special Guests Mayor
Thomas Menino and developer Ronald M. Druker, for a special groundbreaking
celebration at the Hayden Building, 681 Washington Street, on Monday,
June 4th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy food, drink, and hard hat
tours of the building as it is rehabilitated for residential
units. Click here to register and for more
everyone involved in the rehabilitation of the Presentation School in
Brighton’s Oak Square as they cut the ribbon on their new facility today. The volunteers, who moved mountains to create
a community center from this former parochial school, are true leaders. While their work underscores the power of
preservation, their motivation
demonstrates the intangible bond between our sense of community and the places that
embody our collective memory.
Read and listen to
WBUR’s story about this remarkable grassroots achievement.
Builder fixes up Animal Rescue league founder's home
By Greg Turner
Monday, May 7, 2012
Stacey Cordeiro searched for her first house for years, hunting for an affordable fixer-upper where she could put her carpentry and gardening skills to use, but established real estate investors always seemed to be one step ahead of the Jamaica Plain resident.
“An old house on a large lot is what I’ve been looking for, but that’s always what developers are looking for,” said Cordeiro, business manager at JP green-building company Living Structures. “I feel like I’ve been racing developers for years, and they’d always win.”
Then she came upon an historic opportunity: 65 Pleasant St. in Dorchester, a house on a relatively large corner lot that a “This Old House” crew would find challenging.
An early Celebration of the Anniversary of Hyde Park in the collection of the Hyde Park Historical Society
The decades seem to
have flown by, but 2012 marks the 100th anniversary the Hyde Park
neighborhood becoming a part of the city of Boston. Hyde Park was actually
incorporated as an independent town in 1868, formed from land ceded by
Dorchester, Milton, and Dedham.
Interestingly, Hyde Park’s incorporation as a new town was
contrary to the larger trend in the late 1860s and early 1870s, when other
towns surrounding Boston, such as Roxbury and Dorchester, were making the
decision to allow themselves to be annexed to the city. The original Hyde
Parkers were an independent-minded bunch, though—just like the current
residents!—and had grand plans for their new town, which they named after the
tony Hyde Park section of London. In 1912, Hyde Park became the last of the adjacent towns to join Boston.
Last Saturday, April 28th, saw the kick-off to Preservation Month with some new events celebrating Roxbury. This was the first time Roxbury had participated in the festivities, but due to its success, it certainly will not be the last. Our Dudley Square was a multifaceted event, designed to appeal to people of all ages.
Nicole Leonard of Boston University covered the Our Dudley Square for The Daily Free Press, BU's independent student newspaper. Read her article Menino urges residents to help preserve Boston HERE.
Photo courtesy of the City of Boston, featuring Mayor Thomas Menino and Scavenger Hunt participant, Kai Lee Harriott
celebration of Preservation Month,
beginning May 1, you’ll be able to learn first-hand about some of the most
historic buildings in Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood. This project is
sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Boston Landmark
Commission (BLC), and is supported by the property owners who are allowing the City
to place these decals in their windows.
Keep an eye
out for these decals in the windows of the 9 buildings below: Simply scan the QR code with your smart phone to learn
about the history each of these buildings and of the area.
are the buildings that are featured:
School Street (School Street and Washington Street)
Boiling (former Filene’s building)
Corner Bookstore (Washington Street & School Street)
Gilchrest’s building (Winter and Washington Street)
Premium content from Boston Business Journal by Brendan Lynch,
Special to the Journal
Date: Friday, April 27,
2012, 6:00am EDT
Photo of Noah Maslan, by W. Marc Bernsau, Boston Business Journal
“It’s a critical resource,” said Noah Maslan, real estate director at Urban Edge, which
secured $400,000 worth of credits and is eligible for another $400,000 in the
next round. The organization will sell the credits to finance restoration of
the Coleman-Webb Building in Jackson Square in Boston.
Historic Boston Incorporated redevelops historic properties to make urban neighborhoods thrive. We believe that reusing old places to meet current needs enriches our communities and restores neighborhood pride.
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