Preservation advocates are imploring Massachusetts General Hospital to reconfigure its expansion plans to avoid demolition of three historic West End buildings, reports Dan Murphy of the Beacon Hill Times. Murphy references the Boston Preservation Alliance’s August 5th letter to the BPDA, cosigned by neighborhood advocates, demanding a thorough analysis of alternatives to demolition for three buildings that represent a diverse immigrant history in the West End. After Urban Renewal devastated the neighborhood in the 1950s, only a dozen or so buildings survive, including these three.
“Particularly in today’s climate with immigration and what it means to be an American, these buildings speak to what Boston is all about,” Greg Galer, Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance said.
Read the article in the Beacon Hill Times here, and learn more about the project and the Alliance’s advocacy here.