Dill Building

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Dill Building
Dill Building, Boston, in April 2008
Dill Building is located in Boston
Dill Building
Dill Building is located in Massachusetts
Dill Building
Dill Building is located in the US
Dill Building
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′04.0″N 71°03′48.5″W / 42.351111°N 71.063472°W / 42.351111; -71.063472Coordinates: 42°21′04.0″N 71°03′48.5″W / 42.351111°N 71.063472°W / 42.351111; -71.063472
Built 1886
Architect A.S. Drisko
MPS Boston Theatre MRA
NRHP reference # 80000448[1]
Added to NRHP December 9, 1980

The Dill Building is an historic building at 11-25 Stuart Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

The six story brick building was constructed in two phases between 1886 and 1888. Its facade is symmetrical, each half of floors 3-5 organized into window groups separated by brick pilasters. There is a corbelled cornice line between floors 5 and 6, with the window pattern continued on the sixth floor without pilasters. The main roof line is also corbelled, with two stepped parapet sections inscribed with the construction dates.[2] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Previous tenants in the building include the American Red Cross, M & M Realty Trust, Smith Barney and Citibank. In 2012, Hostelling International opened a 468 hostel (HI-Boston) after a complete renovation of the building. After more than a year of construction, the completed building encompasses 55,000 sq ft over 6 floors. The renovation preserves and exposes historical features of the building.

HI-Boston is the first LEED certified hostel in the USA, and hosts more than 46,000 guests annually. The hostel replaced the previous HI-Boston on Hemenway Street, which opened in 1986. The new hostel boasts state-of-the art facilities, increased capacity, ADA compliance, and improved energy efficiency. The $42M project was funded through a combination of Federal New Market and Historic Tax credits, private financing, owner equity including the sale of the previous facility, and other private support.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Dill Building". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 

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