New England Historic Genealogical Society has purchased the adjacent brownstown building at 97 Newbury Steet for 3 million dollars. Following is an excerpt from an article by Thomas Grillio, posted in the January 3,2012 edition of Boston Business Journal.
An 1870s brownstone in Boston’s Back Bay built by Jordan Marsh co-founder Eben Jordan has been sold to the New England Historic Genealogical Society for $3 million.
The five-story property at 97 Newbury St. allows the nonprofit to expand its location from their headquarters next door at 99-101 Newbury. For now, jeweler John Lewis, the seller, is leasing the property from the nonprofit and plans to continue his retail operation.
Purchase of the property gives the genealogical library and archive an additional 4,500 square feet of space for education and public programs, exhibition space, parking, and a museum store. In particular, the group can continue expanding its collection of more than 28 million objects while allowing the organization to maintain a larger portion of those artifacts on the premises rather than in off-site storage.