Middays at the Meeting House: From Firehouse to Art Center

Middays at the Meeting House- From Firehouse to Art Center - ZUMIX, East Boston

Part of the Series Churches, Cafes & Community Centers: Historic Preservation for Boston's Neighborhoods, Co-Sponsored by LivableStreets Alliance

The Engine Company 40 Firehouse in East Boston's Jeffries Point neighborhood operated from 1924-1977, after which it stood vacant for almost 30 years. In 2005, the local youth organization ZUMIX was chosen to redevelop the building. Today the historic Firehouse contains an inspiring cultural and performance space for participants in ZUMIX programs and the East Boston community at large. Hear from Executive Director Madeleine Steczynski how the nonprofit transformed a long-abandoned firehouse into a Gold LEED certified youth development center with award-winning programs, featuring a state-of-the-art recording studio, radio station and gorgeous performance hall.


Other events in the series:

April 21, 2017: Boston's Neighborhood Churches

April 28, 2017: Activating a Historic Site

May 5, 2017: From Firehouse to Art Center