Real Estate

Former Police Station No. 1 and Printing Building Nominated for National Register of Historic Properties

Former Police Station No. 1 and Sumner Tunnel Administration Building at North and Cross Streets (NEWF photo)

The Massachusetts Historical Commission has proposed to nominate the Police Station No. 1 and Printing Department Building to the National Register of Historic Places. Both properties are on North Street in Boston’s North End, near Cross Street and the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.

The filing comes as MassDOT pursues bids for the State-owned former Police Station No. 1 at 128 North Street that was at one time the Sumner Tunnel Administration Building. The gold-domed structure features Georgian Revival style architecture.

The adjacent printing plant was recently renovated as part of the North Bennet Street School. NBSS has expressed interest in further acquiring the former police station.

It is not immediately clear how the historic nomination will impact the request for proposals and upcoming bidding process on 128 North Street.