The Artist Building at 300 Summer Street


Description

To date, 300 Summer Street is the most prominently located artists` building in the Boston area. Located in South Boston it is ideally situated to draw together the established Fort Point Arts Community and Greater Boston`s artists and art patrons. The building provides a strong artist presence in the city and offers significant public space for the arts community. The building is a historic structure that was originally constructed for Boston`s wool trade in 1898 by the Boston Wharf Company. The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) acquired the building in 1992 to address a shortage of legal artist live/work spaces available at below-market rates. On this project Lajos Héder worked as the architect, converting the derelict warehouse to artist studios/housing, and also worked as an artist to create the building`s steel plate sculpture.

Constructed, 1898
Converted, 1995

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