Sunday, February 10, 2008

Dainty


The Dainty Dot Hosiery building is located at the corner of Kingston and Essex Streets, between Chinatown and the Leather District. It was planned and built in 1889-1890, and half of the building was lopped off in order to build the surface artery, leaving behind just 6 stories and 53,000 square feet. Just over a year ago, in November of 2006, the building was purchased by a developer who is supposedly planning on making the building into housing (Boston Globe article here).

5 comments:

Anthony Longo said...

Great building. Right across the street from the Lafayette Lofts. Should be an awesome residential building if they can build it in this market.

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Beantown Today said...

Let's hope they keep the building intact - it is beautiful.

Clueless in boston said...

I guess great minds think alike. I posted a picture of this building too.

Cowbark said...

clueless in boston - looks like someone replaced the a in Dainty in between our shots! Too funny! There's something about the unique art deco lettering that draws people to the building I think.

Anonymous said...

The lettering was removed from the building sometime in and around around 2010.