Category Archives: Community Involvement

cochituate standpipe tour

May is Preservation Month in the City of Boston. In conjunction with the Landmarks Commission, the Roxbury Historical Society will be opening the historic Cochituate Standpipe at the top of Fort Hill in Highland Park.

Learn about how this water tower once served the city of Boston & climb to the top and see the great view. Former State Representative Byron Rushing and former director of the Waterworks Museum Marcis Kempe will speak about its history and explain how the standpipe functioned.

This event is free and all are welcome.

Sunday, May 5 from 3-5pm

Landmarking Hearing for the Hampton/Bond house in Roxbury

A hearing for the landmarking of Henry Hampton’s house at 88 Lambert Ave. will be held at Boston City Hall, 9th Floor, at 6PM on Tuesday, June 27. Entry to City Hall at night is via the back entry on the Congress Street side (facing Fanueil Hall).

88 Lambert Ave. was the base of operations for Hampton’s studio Blackside as well as being his residence. Hampton won several Emmy awards and is famous for his documentary “Eyes on the Prize,” which is credited with shifting the narrative on Civil Rights from victimization to strength. He was a vital presence in the community for many years.

The house is also important as an excellent piece of architecture dating from the Regency period in the 1830s. It was designed by the notable early American architect Richard Bond.

This house is of National importance because of its association with the Civil Rights movement.

Public attendance at the hearing will show that the community is committed to saving this house.