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Historic Resources Committee

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    Free and open to the public

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    Knowledge Community



Marking Time in Dorchester's Peabody Square: Restoring a Landmark Street Clock and Revitalizing a Historic Neighborhood

The 2003 restoration of the 1909 E.M. Howard street clock, a designated Boston Landmark, in Dorchester's Peabody Square was a catalyst for wider neighborhood revitalization. As our featured guest speaker for May, Dorchester resident and historic preservation consultant Jeffrey Gonyeau will describe the clock restoration project and explain how it set the stage for the transformation of this historic neighborhood by setting into motion community-driven planning efforts, substantial infrastructure and streetscape improvements, new mixed-use transit oriented developments, and award-winning preservation projects!

Jeffrey Gonyeau has been an independent historic preservation consultant since 2013 and joined the statewide preservation advocacy organization Preservation Massachusetts in June 2015, as its Preservation Circuit Rider for Eastern Massachusetts. From 2001 to 2013, he worked in various capacities at Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI) and, in 2007, he was named Senior Program Manager for HBI’s Historic Neighborhood Centers program, an initiative he helped develop to encourage high-quality preservation and revitalization projects in Boston’s neighborhood commercial districts.

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