CABA has moved into the Old West Church on Cambridge Street in Boston’s West End neighborhood. Before I tell you about our new space, we would like to thank our friends and co-workers at Tech Networks of Boston and 1 Wadleigh Place. South Boston was where CABA got its start and will always have a special place in our hearts.
Our new home has played a significant role in our city as one of the oldest standing buildings but also in our nation’s history. We are excited to mark a new chapter in its illustrious history. The Old West Church dates its history back to 1737 and was the birthplace of the phrase “No taxation without representation”, which was used in sermons by Minister Jonathan Mayhew to validate separation between the church and crown. During the revolutionary war it was used as a British barracks but then burnt down because of fear that the bell tower was being used to signal British movements to revolutionaries in nearby Cambridge.
The structure that our office currently stands in was rebuilt in 1806 and currently stands as one of the few buildings which was not razed during the urban renewal program in the 1905s. We are fortunate to be sharing the church with several different congregations, which fill the downstairs and worship hall of the building on the weekend and some evenings.
As we continue to grow as an organization, the added space will give us the room we need to have a comfortable working space. We look forward to having you come in visit in the future!