On the heals of the Boston Landmarks Commission recently released report stating that the Blessed Sacrament Church Complex merits landmark status, there will be a community meeting to provide an update about the plans for preservation and redevelopment of the church.
The community meeting will be led by the Hyde Square Task Force and Pennrose, which develops and manages real estate, on August 15 at 6:30 pm at Hyde Square Task Force (30 Sunnyside St.). The meeting will be in English with Spanish translation, and refreshments will be provided.
The Landmarks Commission said the five-building Blessed Sacrament Church Complex merits recognition as a landmark at the regional, state, and local level.
"The complex is a physical representation of the social and cultural history and significance of the Catholic Church in Boston around the turn of the last century and in the early 20th century," says the Commission's report.
Architectural historian Keith Morgan said the Church of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the finest examples of Italian Renaissance Revival church architecture in New England. "Even after the Church was deconsecrated in 2004 and all religious iconography was removed, the remaining design, workmanship, feeling and association of the remarkable building remains intact," says the report.
Join Pennrose and Hyde Square Task Force an update in person on the plans for preservation and redevelopment of the Blessed Sacrament Church as affordable housing and community space. The meeting will be held on August 15th at 6:30pm in Hyde Square Task Force. There will be an English with Spanish translation, and refreshments will be provided. Please reach out to Rebecca Schofield at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.