Sunday, November 2, 2014

With Gratitude, HBI Honors Mayor Thomas Menino (1942-2014)

Historic Boston Incorporated grieves the loss of former Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who passed away on Thursday.   We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Angela, and their family.

Mayor Menino was a champion of HBI’s work and provided the public leadership that made so many of our most challenging preservation projects -- and the dreams of so many of our communities -- possible.  He was our partner in restoring the forlorn Eustis Street Fire House as HBI’s headquarters, transforming the long-abandoned Alvah Kittredge House into new housing, turning the empty Roslindale Substation into an anchor for new development, and so much more. 

Mayor Menino co-chaired last year’s Trilogy Fund capital campaign and, when he left public office, joined HBI’s Council of Advisors.  We will miss his exuberance for Boston, his can-do attitude in the face of daunting prospects, and his commitment to doing what was best for Bostonians.  But we are most grateful for the legacy he leaves to us:  a stronger, more beautiful city that serves the needs of its people.

Read more on Mayor Menino’s preservation legacy.

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