HBI’s tribute to Anthony Pangaro benefits a new program of restoration and building upgrades for the Old Corner Bookstore as it enters its 300th year.
Between 1845 and 1865, the booksellers Ticknor and Fields established the Old Corner Bookstore’s lasting literary significance as publishers of Hawthorne, Longfellow, Stowe, Emerson, Thoreau and other prominent American authors who often gathered there. Walden, Little Women, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and The Scarlett Letter were published here, and many new American voices were first introduced through the firm’s publication of The Atlantic Monthly. In 1960, Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) was established to acquire and preserve the site when it was scheduled for demolition.
Our celebration brings together friends and colleagues who represent the full span of Tony’s extraordinary career. A graduate in architecture from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Tony oversaw the management of the $1 billion Southwest Corridor Transportation and Redevelopment Project for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the innovative park and subway line that replaced a proposed highway project. For Millennium Partners, known today as MP Boston, Tony has guided a string of award-winning developments that have transformed the heart of downtown Boston.
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