Dorchester Historical Society
Sep. 15, 2010
Instead of highlighting the plights of 10 doomed historic buildings this year, the Dorchester Historical Society is taking a new tack, naming 10 endangered districts in the neighborhood instead. The move is a practical one, said Rosanne Foley.
â€œWeâ€™re trying to figure out why this hasnâ€™t been a call to action like itâ€™s supposed to be,â€ she said.
In many ways, she said it was a way to diffuse the adversarial relationship the list has created between the society and area real estate agents. Read more
The Dorchester Historical Societyâ€™s Architectural Preservation Committee is preparing its annual list of the neighborhoodâ€™s top ten 10 â€œmost endangeredâ€ properties and is seeking the publicâ€™s input. As Earl Taylor, the president of the Society noted this week, the DHS has been â€œin the business of preservation since 1895, when it saved the Blake House (1661) the oldest house in Boston from demolition.â€ Read more