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The Arlington — with a little history

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The Herald’s Paul Restuccia has a nice piece on the The Arlington, the recently opened and latest luxury apartment building in Boston. It looks great.

But what also caught our attention is the history Paul provided on the Renaissance Revival building.

Most people know the 14-story building as the former home of the Renaissance Charter School. But it was actually built in 1927 by Boston Consolidated Gas Co. – and in the 1960s and 1970s served as the home of UMass-Boston. Didn’t know that.

Today, it’s home to 128 apartment units, with prices ranging from $3,200 to $8,000. It started leasing earlier this year.

Photo via Related Cos., the developer.