At the ribbon cutting for the Hayden Building, Historic Boston and its friends had another achievement to announce: we've surpassed the mid-point of The Trilogy Fund, HBI's $1 million capital campaign to preserve three at-risk historic buildings. The first of the three, the Hayden Building, is complete with the help of early investments in the Fund, and the balance of the $600,000 that's been raised will let us confidently begin construction at the forlorn Alvah Kittredge House inRoxbury in May. The balance of our fundraising will go toward rehabilitation of the Vertullo Building in Hyde Park, one of the neighborhood's earliest commercial structures and a small gem of Victorian period architecture and shopfronts.
At the ribbon cutting, we were joined by Trilogy Fund Chairs Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Ronald Druker, and major donors: the Lewis Family, Winn Companies, and Alan Leventhal, on behalf of himself and his father Norman. In the room were more than 150 friends, many of whom have given to the Trilogy Fund and step out regularly in support of the work we do all over the city. To everyone, we are so grateful for every single donation and the visible moral support.