We were saddened to learn this week of the passing of long-time HBI board member William Osgood on July 25th at his home in Vermont. Bill was the last surviving member of HBI’s founders, among those who worked together in 1960 to save the Old Corner Bookstore and begin an organization that has had transformative impact all over Boston.
Bill and his family have been ongoing supporters of HBI’s work, and we have been the beneficiaries of their nurturing spirit, great love for Boston, and enthusiasm for historic preservation. We have many good memories at Historic Boston of Bill Osgood. We share, here, a festive photograph from HBI’s 1990 30th anniversary celebration of the organization with Bill second from the right. We also share this tribute from the Boston Globe:
HBI sends condolences to Bill’s wife Nancy and their two sons David and Chris.