Neighbors Hope to Prevent Razing of 1860s Home

A developer looking to raze a Forest Hills Street house built in the 1860s has met opposition from neighbors, the neighborhood council and a city councilor. A developer has proposed knocking down 106 Forest Hills Street to build a nine-unit building. The proposal has met resistance from more than two dozen neighbors, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), the JPNC Zoning Committee and District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley. The home was written about by the Massachusetts Historical Commission in the 1980s. The house is T-shaped with a slate single roof and "stylistically it is an interesting Italianate-mansard hybrid."

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