Universal Window and Door Project Featured in Preservation Magazine

August 25, 2021

Boston, MA - When the Roslindale Substation was completed in 1911, it could easily have been mistaken for a church, with Its ceilings soaring to 35 feet, and its huge arched windows flooding the space with sunlight. Instead of pews filled with parishioners, it housed massive transformers that powered the city's newly expanded electric trolley system. The Roslindale Substation continued operating until the 1970's before being transformed into a brew pub and co-working space by a public-private partnership that includes the Peregrine Group, Historic Boston, Inc., Roslindale Village Main Streets, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Peregrine converted the historic MBTA electric substation and a former funeral home adjacent to the site into 43 units of rental housing and 8,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, located across the street from Adams Park in the heart of Roslindale Square. The project received the 2020 Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award from Preservation Massachusetts, which honors "transformative, catalytic projects that embrace the community." Read the full story in Preservation Magazine: https://savingplaces.org/stories/a-former-electrical-substation-in-boston-now-serves-as-a-buzzy-neighborhood-hub#.YSZ90N8pBPY