NEWS: Neighbors seek historic designation for former African Orthodox church

Updated 6/13/18 

A hearing was held on June 12, which we attended. The Boston Landmarks Commission has accepted the petition for further study. 50 Cedar St is now a pending Boston Landmark. Visit the Project Page for details about our advocacy.

A group of residents in Roxbury’s Highland Park neighborhood has launched an all-out effort to save the former St. James African Orthodox Church building from demolition, reports Sandra Larson in The Bay State Banner. Alison Frazee, our director of advocacy is quoted in the article, saying, “We think it’s very significant. It’s significant not only for its own history, but for its role in the community. Anything that’s been part of your neighborhood for so long is part of your story — its role in the fabric of the neighborhood is important.”  

Read the full Bay State Banner article.

 

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