Charles Street Meeting House


Charles Street Meeting House / Boston MA

Boston, MA

This 1807 Federal Style building in Beacon Hill was built by Asher Benjamin, the protégé of Charles Bulfinch. It served several congregations, including the second African American church in Boston. In 1920, it was moved twenty feet for the widening of Charles Street. In 1980, it was converted into mixed urban use with street level retail, a tower apartment and office suites. Mills Whitaker Architects was retained to convert the tower residence into additional
office suites and create an accessible entrance with no impact to the historic building envelope.

Mills Whitaker has also assisted with feasibility studies, building code interpretations, zoning issues for ongoing adaptive reuse and compliance with a preservation restriction held by Historic New England. The building is very actively used and is a National Historic Landmark.

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