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Mayor Martin Walsh and neighbors dedicate the restored Alvah Kittredge House in Roxbury on August 14, 2014



HBI Newsletters

2014 Fall (PDF)
HBI Newsletter


2013 Winter (PDF)
HBI Newsletter


2012 Winter (PDF)
HBI Newsletter


2011 Winter (PDF)
HBI Newsletter


2010 Spring (PDF)

HBI Partners with North Bennet Street School
Historic Boston Breaks Ground on New Headquarters
New Uses Envisioned for Emerald Necklace Landmark
Historic Hyde Park Theatre Street Presence To Be Revived
HBI Leads Effort to Rehab Highly Visible Fields Corner Commercial Structure
Letter from the Executive Director
Mike Tilford Joins Historic Boston Incorporated
Susan Silberberg-Robinson Joins HBI Board of Directors
In Memoriam: Joan Goody
In Memoriam: Pauline “Polly” Harrell

2009 Spring (PDF)

HBI to Restore Roxbury Fire House for New Headquarters
Steeples Projects Underscore Social Value of Preservation
The Steeples Project Helps Eliot Congregational Church To Reach Its Goals
Fields Corner Update
Old Corner Bookstore, Hayden Building Under New Management

2008 Summer (PDF)

HBI Launches Historic Neighborhood Centers Program in Dorchester and Hyde Park
HBI and UMass Explore New Use for Historic Pumping Station
Millennium Partners Donates Preservation Easement for Historic Albany Building
The Steeples Project Bolsters Second Church of Christ, Scientist Preservation Efforts
HBI and Boston Preservation Alliance Win National Trust Grant

2007 Winter (PDF)

HBI to Focus Resources on Historic Neighborhood Centers
HBI Opens Executive Director Search
HBI Receives Grant to Research Calf Pasture Pumping Station
HBI Completes Roslindale Substation NR Application
Preserving a Successful Rehabilitation Project: HBI’s Easement Program and the Cedar Street Marble Rowhouses
HBI Awards Steeples Grants
HBI Gets New Look with 300 Year Old Image
History for Rent

2006 Winter (PDF)

Reviving Two Greek Revival Houses
Breaking News: Assessing Mattapan’s Fowler-Clark Farmhouse
Supporting Churches through the Steeples Project
Working to Preserve Boston’s Roman Catholic Churches
Egleston Square Collaboration
Deferred maintenance: A Common but Costly Mistake for Congregations
What Future for Which Churches?
What’s New at the Old Corner
HBI & Post-Katrina Preservation Efforts

2006 Summer (PDF)

Neighborhood Centers: The New Initiative of HBI’s Preservation Priorities Plan
Sharpening Our Oldest Tool: Improving HBI’s Preservation Revolving Fund
Building a Better Steeples Project

2003 Winter (PDF)

The Modern Theatre: A Phoenix Rising?
Boston and New England Edition of The Spiritual Traveler Published
Roslindale Substation Feasibility Study Completed
Steeples at a Glance
A Glass Half-Full: The Alvah Kittredge Park Row Houses

2003 Fall (PDF)

Steeples Project Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Update: The Modern Theatre... Rescued!
Next Steps: The Alvah Kittredge Park Row Houses
Baker Mill Powerhouse: Then and Now

2002 Winter (PDF)

History, Money, and Mission: The Spooner-Lambert Story
The Results are in!
Old Growth, New Growth
Stealth Repairs: The Old Corner Bookstore Restoration

2001 Fall (PDF)

A Transformation in Progress
Community Preservation: A Crossroads?
The Steeples Project: Continues Success
Community preservation Act: Thumbnail Sketch

2000 Fall (PDF)

Steeples Project Soars to Funding Milestone
Casebook Properties Reveal Opportunities and Obstacles for Historic Preservation
HBI Publishes Study on the Old Corner
1999/2000 Steeples Project Grant Awardees

1999 Fall (PDF)

HBI Publishes New Casebook
Steeples Project Spurs Investments
Revolving Fund Protects Ancient Buildings of Boston

1998 Fall (PDF)

Signs of Chance
HBI’s Steeples Project
Energy Program

1996 Summer (PDF)

The Hayden Building: A Cornerstone for Change
The Steeples Project Saves Symbols of Hope
A New-Old Face for the Old Corner Bookstore Buildings

1993 Spring (PDF)

New Life for H.H. Richardson’s Hayden Building
Roxbury Initiatives: From Fire Houses to Family Homes
The Art of Advocacy: Making a Difference
Amazing Grace: Preserving Historic Religious Properties

1990 Fall (PDF)

Vilna Shul Agreement Reached
Joint Efforts to Preserve Nation’s Oldest Light
New HBI Directory Lists Resources for Religious Properties
HBI Hosts Third National Conference on Religious Property Preservation
Worcester Square Restored
Roger Allan Moore, In Memoriam

1989 Summer (PDF)

Historic Boston Spearheads Effort to Save Interior of Only Boston Synagogue Listed in the National Register
Eustis Street Burying Ground Restoration Near Complete
Ferdinand’s Blue Store Under Study
Zakrzewska Building Interior Restoration Completed
Remembering John Codman
HBI Revolving Fund Lends Money to the Arlington Street Church
The Edward Everett Hale House
HBI Publishes Historic Structure Report on Blessed Sacrament Church

1988 Fall (PDF)

Historic Boston Mediates Preservation/Development Dispute Surrounding Immaculate Conception Church
Zakrzewska Building Restoration Underway
HBI Sponsors Orientation Seminar for Boston Landmarks Commission
Historic Boston Restoring Hale House with BRA Funds
HBI Funds Management Training for Cedar Street Condominium Trust
Survey Identifies One Hundred Historic Religious Properties in Boston

1986 Spring (PDF)

HBI’s Old Corner Bookstore Building: Preservation in Action
Dimock Center Rehab Leads Hbi Projects
HBI’s Preservation Casebook Lists Development Opportunities
Hurd House Sold to Local Doctor
Marble Front Row Houses Saved in Roxbury
Combat Zone Study Completed for HBI
Globe Corner Bookstore Expands
Buildings Eligible for HBI Assistance


In The Media

Read what the media is writing about Historic Boston Incorporated.

Mattapan's Oldest House Slated To Become Urban-Farming Hub
Curbed Boston, September 29, 2015

Mattapan's Oldest Building To Become Urban Farming Center
Boston Globe, September 28, 2015

Bringing Back A Mattapan Farm
Bay State Banner, September 16, 2015

Mattapan Landmark To Be A Farm Once Again
Dorchester Reporter, September 10, 2015

Bike Kitchen Coming To Uphams Corner In Dorchester
Boston Globe, June 8, 2015

Redevelopment Team Named For Upham’s Corner Comfort Station
The 103 Advantage, June 8, 2015

Historic Boston Completes Restoration Of Vertullo Building
CityBizList, May 9, 2015

What's Old Is New Again In Hyde Park
Universal Hub, May 9, 2015

Roslindale Neighbors: Housing, Retail Coming Soon In Substation Project
Jamaica Plain Gazette, May 9, 2015

Roslindale On The Rise As Boston Hot Spot
Boston Herald, May 8, 2015

City: Decision On Uphams Comfort Station Coming Soon
Dorchester Reporter, March 5, 2015

Bike Entrepreneur, Partners Propose Dorchester Bike Shop/Café
The Bay State Banner, January 7, 2015

UMass Students Search Fowler-Clark Farm For Artifacts
Dorchester Reporter, December 24, 2014

UMass Boston Grad Students Survey One of Boston's Oldest Farmsteads
UMass Boston News, December 12, 2014

Tom Menino's Love For The Past
Boston Globe, October 30, 2014

Historic Boston Inc. Ready To Save Landmark Mattapan Farm
Dorchester Reporter, October 9, 2014

$15 Million Adaptive Reuse Project Underway At Historic Roslindale Substation
Commercial Property Executive, October 7, 2014

Ground Breaking Held For $15m Mixed-Use Parkside On Adams
New England Real Estate Journal, October 3, 2014

Is Boston Doing Enough To Preserve Its Landmarks?
Greater Boston, September 16, 2014

The Parkside on Adams Breaks Ground
High Profile, September 15, 2014

East Providence-Based Peregrine Group Has Broken Ground On Boston Project
Providence Journal, September 11, 2014

Substation Gets Recycled in Roslindale Development
Neighborhood Network News, September 8, 2014

Roslindale to Get 43 New Housing Units
Boston Herald, September 7, 2014

Mayor Breaks Ground on ‘The Parkside on Adams’ in Roslindale, September 6, 2014

Editorial: Historic Homes Need Residents
The Boston Globe, August 22, 2014

Peregrine Group, Historic Boston Inc. and Roslindale Village Main St., Inc. Begin Demo On Roslindale Building
New England Real Estate Journal, August 15, 2014

More than 200 Roxbury Neighbors Turn Out for Tour, Ribbon Cutting at Newly-Restored Alvah Kittredge House
The Bay State Banner, August 13, 2014

Alvah Kittredge House Reopens After $3.8M Renovation
Banker & Tradesman, August 13, 2014

Developers Move Ahead On Roslindale Village Mixed-Use Project
The Boston Globe, August 12, 2014

Once-Decaying Roxbury Mansion Gets New Life With $3.8m Renovation
The Boston Globe, August 11, 2014

Photos From The Alvah Kittredge House
The Boston Globe, August 11, 2014

Restored Kittredge Estate In Roxbury Transformed Into Five Apartments
Boston Business Journal, August 11, 2014

Roxbury Gives Housewarming To Restored Mansion
Boston Neighborhood Network, August 11, 2014

City Honors Rebirth Of Once Dilapidated Roxbury Mansion As Apartments
Universal Hub, August 11, 2014

Demolition Begins At Site Of Roslindale Redevelopment Project
Banker and Tradesman, August 11, 2014

Work Around Roslindale Substation Delayed For Utilities
Wicked Local Roslindale, August 4, 2014

The Alvah Kittredge House- Preserving History & Providing Homes
Preservation Massachusetts Blog, August 3rd, 2014

Historic Boston Completes First Capitol Campaign, Raising $1M, April 23, 2014

Historic Boston Inc. Fund Tops $1m Goal
The Boston Globe, April 21, 2014

From Fire House to Office Space: Boston's Eustis Street Fire House
PreservationNation Blog, February 27, 2014

Video: A Look Inside the Historic Kittredge House in Roxbury, February 7, 2014

Bike Entrepreneur, Partners Propose Dorchester Bike Shop/Cafe
Bay State Banner, January 7, 2015

For Urban Design, Menino Era Scores Highs and Lows
The Boston Globe, January 2, 2014

Anna Clapp Harris Smith House
Museum Without Walls

Two Historic Boston Properties Earn LEED Certification
Boston Business Journal, December 27, 2013

Hayden Building by CUBE Design + Research
Home DSGN, November 27, 2013

Actor Bronson Pinchot Weighs in on Historic Roxbury Greek Revival
Boston Business Journal, November 26, 2013

Bronson Pinchot Pays a Visit to Kittredge House, November 25, 2013

Eustis Street Fire House Recognized for Energy Efficiency, November 25, 2013

Redevelopment of Roslindale Substation OK'd by City's Zoning Board, October 22, 2013

Hayden Building / CUBE Design + Research
Arch Daily, September 25, 2013

Owners Make Case Against Giving Grampian Way Home Landmark Status, September 20, 2013

Historic Boston Gets $100K to Preserve Alvah Kittredge House, September 5, 2013

Historic Roxbury Mural Relocated, August 26, 2013

Frozenyo Expands into Boston with High-Profile Downtown Crossing Space
Boston Business Journal, August 26, 2013

State Approves Historic Designation for Roslindale Substation
Boston Business Journal, June 24, 2013

Saving the Alvah Kittredge House
Bisnow, June 20, 2013

Alvah Kittredge House Restoration Groundbreaking
Boston Cable, June 19, 2013

Advocates Break Ground on Alvah Kittredge House Rehabilitation, June 19, 2013

Historic Boston Inc. Begins $3.8M Restoration Of Alvah Kittredge
Banker and Tradesman, June 19, 2013

Financed By HBI’s Trilogy Fund and Eastern Bank, Truant and CUBE Complete Historic Boston’s Hayden Bldg.
New England Real Estate Journal, March 15, 2013

Firehouse Rescue
Design New England Magazine, March 2013

Polishing an Architectural Gem
Design New England Blog, March 7, 2013

The Re-Opening of the Historic 1875 Hayden Building, March 4, 2013

Renovated Hayden Building Opens in Boston’s Chinatown
Banker & Tradesman, March 1, 2013

Historic Hayden Building Reborn in Chinatown
The Boston Herald, February 28, 2013

H.H. Richardson’s Hayden Building Reborn
The Boston Business Journal, February 28, 2013

The Priceless Past
The Boston Globe, February 28, 2013

Past is Present: Boston’s Hayden Building
The LOEBlog, February 26, 2013

Spare a Thought for the Curbed Boston Preservation Heatmap
Curbed, February 27, 2013

Mayoral Role Model
Commonwealth, February 19, 2013

Hayden’s Odyssey Brings New Meaning to ‘Real Estate Porn’
Curbed, June 4, 2012

Renewing the Old Hayden Building, February 28, 2013



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