Friday, June 20, 2014

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund Supports Preservation of the Roslindale Substation

HBI is proud to announce a $125,000 grant from the Amelia Peabody Charitable Trust for preservation of the 1911 Roslindale Substation.   The generous contribution will help restore the historic features of the building as part of its $6.1 million rehabilitation. 

A project of Historic Boston Inc., Roslindale Village Main Street, and Peregrine Group LLC, the Roslindale Substation will be transformed into a destination restaurant by Chris Douglass, the restaurateur behind the Ashmont Grill and Tavalo in the Ashmont neighborhood of Dorchester.  The historic building and its restaurant will anchor 43 new apartments at the corner of Washington Street and Cummins Highway.  

Artist, conservationist, preservationist and philanthropist, Amelia Peabody established the Amelia Peabody Charitable Trust to contribute to the causes that were most important to her during her long life (1890-1984).  The Trust supports non-profit organizations in Boston and New England with initiatives in the areas of health (human and animal), visual arts, land conservation and historic preservation.

Historic Boston is deeply honored to be recipient of support from the Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund.  Miss Peabody is renowned for her support of many things that strengthen our communities, including historic preservation.  We hope to emulate those qualities and the reach of her vision through the restoration of the Roslindale Substation.

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