Homans Building

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Photo of the Homans Building before its demolition. The lion has been preserved.

The Homans Building was a City-owned building in the heart of Gilman Square which was demolished in 2019 to make way for the new Green Line Extension station.

Throughout 2021, the site of the building will be used as a temporary parking lot and for construction staging to aide in Green Line construction. After the Green Line is open, however, the property will be a major opportunity for redevelopment in Gilman Square.

The City will be working in partnership with the Gilman Square Neighborhood Association (GSNA) to determine through a public process how to use this lot in a way that supports the priorities of Gilman Square and the City as a whole.

Kreyòl Ayisyen: Pwojè sa se yon fason pou deside fiti pou Homans Building Site. Pou entèpretasyon sou pwojè sa, tanpri kontakte 617-666-3311 oubyen voye on email nan: SomerViv@SomervilleMA.gov.

Português: Este projeto trata da decisão do futuro do Homans Building site. Para tradução em português sobre este projeto, entre em contato com 617-666-3311 ou por e-mail SomerVivaPort@SomervilleMA.gov.

Español: Este proyecto se trata de decidir el futuro del sitio del edificio Homans. Para obtener información sobre este proyecto, comuníquese con 617-666-3311 o por correo electrónico SomerVivaEspanol@SomervilleMA.gov.

The Homans Building was a City-owned building in the heart of Gilman Square which was demolished in 2019 to make way for the new Green Line Extension station.

Throughout 2021, the site of the building will be used as a temporary parking lot and for construction staging to aide in Green Line construction. After the Green Line is open, however, the property will be a major opportunity for redevelopment in Gilman Square.

The City will be working in partnership with the Gilman Square Neighborhood Association (GSNA) to determine through a public process how to use this lot in a way that supports the priorities of Gilman Square and the City as a whole.

Kreyòl Ayisyen: Pwojè sa se yon fason pou deside fiti pou Homans Building Site. Pou entèpretasyon sou pwojè sa, tanpri kontakte 617-666-3311 oubyen voye on email nan: SomerViv@SomervilleMA.gov.

Português: Este projeto trata da decisão do futuro do Homans Building site. Para tradução em português sobre este projeto, entre em contato com 617-666-3311 ou por e-mail SomerVivaPort@SomervilleMA.gov.

Español: Este proyecto se trata de decidir el futuro del sitio del edificio Homans. Para obtener información sobre este proyecto, comuníquese con 617-666-3311 o por correo electrónico SomerVivaEspanol@SomervilleMA.gov.

  • Preserving the Gilman Square Lion

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    29 Aug 2019
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    The Gilman Square lion has watched over the square for decades. Before the building was demolished, preservationists carefully excavated the lion and created a silicone mold as a backup. Both are now stored in secure locations until a permanent home for the cat is determined.