Monthly Archives: June 2014

One Hanson Street

1 Hanson Street in the South End of Boston Massachusetts

South End, Boston, MA ~ 1893

A classic South End brownstone, One Hanson Street was a tremendous source of reclaimed wood floor joists.  The building, which rests at the end of a row of connecting wood frame and brick façade residences, abuts one of the Hanson Street alleys between Tremont and Bond streets.  Our best guess suggests the 4,410 square foot building was constructed sometime before 1893, along with other similar homes on the street.  Today, the four-story home is being gut-rehabbed into apartments.

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22 Murdock Street

22 Murdock Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA ~ 1854

This modest Cambridge residence was built in 1854, the same year the world’s first oil well was drilled and the Boston Public Library opened.  Located on an alley-sized side street outside of Inman Square, the 1,000 square foot building is being gut-renovated to expand the size of the attic and include a small side addition.

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Texon Mill Building

carew manufacturing building in south hadley, massachusetts

South Hadley, MA ~ 1873

Home to the first navigable commercial canal and revolutionary inclined plane lift in the Northeast United States, the abandoned and slowly crumbling Texon mill building site was a notorious eyesore along the banks of the Connecticut river.

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