Breaking out the hammers at the Kittredge House / by Jason Turgeon

Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing Mayor Menino and a variety of other luminaries at the groundbreaking of the restoration of the Alvah Kittredge House.  After many years of neglect, this Greek Revival gem will finally be brought back to its former glory.

The important details are that hammers will start swinging soon after literally decades of planning, behind-the-scenes negotiations, and fundraising by members of Historic Boston, Inc.  Kathy Kottaridis of HBI had the honor of passing out the ceremonial hammers, used instead of shovels when HBI launches a new project to symbolize the renovation that will take place.  They have an ambitious timeline of work, with plans to have the work complete by this spring and have tenants for the 5 low-income rental units shortly after that.

Here are a few pictures from the event.  Congratulations to Kathy and the whole HBI team!  I can’t wait to see how the project develops.