The restoration of 83-85 Windsor Street represents Haycon’s continued commitment toward historic preservation and restoration in the Boston area. By converting the ground floor and basement levels from commercial use to residential use, Haycon was able to increase the living space of the building by almost fifty percent. In complying with national, state, and local standards of restoration, the building has been able to regain its original character and beauty while increasing much needed living space.
Built in the Queen Anne style, this three story corner mason row house was designed by George W. Pope as part of a master planned housing development in 1888. Built by philanthropist Robert Treat Paine Jr. (1835-1910), a national leader among post- Civil War social reformers, the building was originally marked for worker housing. Committed to housing the urban poor, Paine built 85 Windsor St. as a cohesive block of housing structures to serve as worker housing and to further his mission of improving the living standards at the turn of the century.
Architect: Haydon Design