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Exterior - "before" and "after" photographs
(ca. 1963, ca. 1965)
Pilot House Special Community Opening invitation (1965)
the basis for civic pride." "Health
and Safety Policies," Freedom House records, Fol. 1964
In 1965, Freedom House
and the Boston Redevelopment Authority opened "Pilot House,"
a joint rehabilitation project designed to spark interest and pride
in home ownership in the Roxbury area. A decrepit Roxbury house
was purchased and renovated into a duplex by community members,
with materials and furnishings donated by many area businesses.
Upon completion, the house was sold to a member of the community.
the Freedom House records.