Friday, April 24, 2015

Join the Roslindale Substation Hard Hat Tour




MAY 20 | WED | 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ǀ TOUR 

Please join Peregrine Group, Historic Boston and Roslindale Main Streets for a hardhat tour of the Roslindale Substation. The building is being rehabilitated into a restaurant after sitting vacant for over 40 years. Built in 1911 for the Boston Elevated Railway Company, the Roslindale Substation was an electrical power conversion and transmission station. Designed in the Neo-Classical Revival style by Stone and Webster Engineering Company and architect Robert S. Peabody, the Substation converted alternating electric current (AC) transmitted from a South Boston Power Station via underground cables into direct current (DC) for use by local trolley cars. Revolutionary technology for the day, this system generated and distributed power at lower costs. Tour will be on an active construction site– please dress accordingly. 

4228 Washington St., Roslindale. Free and open to the public. 

Presented by: 
Historic Boston Incorporated ǀ www.historicboston.org 
Peregrine Group LLC ǀ www.peregrinegrp.com 
Roslindale Village Main Streets ǀ www.roslindale.net 
Contact: Lisa Lewis | lisa@historicboston.org | (617) 442-1859 (ext. 28)

Learn more about the other Preservation Month activities HERE

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