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Lower Roxbury Community Corporation records

 Collection
Identifier: M106

Overview

The Lower Roxbury Community Corporation (LRCC) was formed in May 1966 by four small neighborhood groups that met at four neighborhood centers in Lower Roxbury in May 1966. The neighborhood meetings were in response to the Boston Redevelopment Authority's (BRA) proposal to build a high school in Lower Roxbury, potentially displacing local residents and businesses. LRCC's purpose was to give residents a say in urban renewal projects, including the expansion of Interstate 95, that affected Lower Roxbury in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The LRCC tried to gain support to house all Lower Roxbury residents who wanted to remain in the area, serving as a housing developer, sponsor, and owner of nonprofit, cooperative housing. The organization's mission also included fostering social services, improving local schooling and education, encouraging local business development, offering relocation assistance, participating in landscaping projects, and hosting community social events. The LRCC later formed Madison Park Development Corporation, which supports community development and promotes affordable housing in Lower Roxbury.

Dates

  • 1968-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Extent

.18 cubic feet (1 container)

System of Arrangement:

Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.

Physical Location

63/2
Title
Finding aid for the Lower Roxbury Community Corporation Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jeanine Rees
Date
November 16, 2004
Language of description
Description Is In English

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US