Wednesday, December 30, 2015

HBI's Top 10 Achievements in 2015

HBI is looking forward to an exciting 2016, but we're taking a moment to reflect on 2015 and a year of great accomplishment. Here's our list of HBI's top ten successes of 2015:
  1. Wine Gallery opened for business at the 1875 Hayden Building in Chinatown
  2. Mayor Walsh and the Hyde Park community gathered in May to celebrate the completion of the Vertullo Building, now home to five small businesses and four housing units
  3. After 12 years as HBI's president, Matthew Kiefer passed the torch to Kathleen MacNeil
  4. The City of Boston designated HBI and The American City Coalition to develop the 1912 Upham's Corner Comfort Station
  5. Historic Boston purchased the 1785 Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in Mattapan
  6. Over 300 neighbors and friends joined Mayor Walsh and HBI in Mattapan to announce plans to transform the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm into an urban farm and training center in September. 
  7. HBI's rehabilitation of the 1834 Alvah Kittredge House in Roxbury won three awards! Thank you Boston Preservation Alliance, Massachusetts Historical Commission, and Preservation Massachusetts for your recognition.
  8. Three additional board members - Marc Truant, Richard Beal and Thomas Goemaat - joined HBI's board of directors, and Maddie Grant joined the HBI staff
  9. The Boston Landmarks Commission was successfully petitioned to designate the 1834 Alvah Kittredge House in Roxbury as a Boston Landmark. Final vote in 2016!
  10. HBI's board member Henry Moss was awarded the John Codman Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Boston Preservation Alliance Awards. Congrats Henry!   


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