A Boston-area apartment building where some of the country’s most sought-after single-family homes were once built will become a museum piece thanks to the support of the city.
The Willow Creek Homes & Residences complex, which was built in 1925 and has been on the market since 2014, will be renamed The Willow Creek Museum of Homes in honor of the historic building.
The name is a nod to the building’s historic home at the intersection of Willow Creek and Cambridge streets, where some 150 single- and multifamily homes were built in the 1930s and 1940s.
The historic building is located just south of the intersection, and will include a series of historic structures and a historic garden.
The building has been listed for sale since 2015.
According to a press release from the city, the Willow Creek Home and Garden Project will provide an opportunity for Bostonians to interact with historical homes, homes from the 1800s and even homes from earlier generations of the housing industry.
“As a city that’s always had a great interest in historic preservation, we’re delighted that the Willow Crows home and garden project will provide us a chance to learn more about the historic Willow Cows in Boston and the surrounding neighborhoods,” Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement.
The project is expected to begin construction by mid-April.