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BPD Dorchester C-11
City of Boston
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Historical images of Peabody Square | Ashmont district
Treadmark was built on a site formerly occupied by an auto repair shop – an auto shop whose owner was known for his quality workmanship and a tendency to honor his customers with great deals.
Treadmark is a smart, sustainable structure that maintains a strong visual connection to the auto shop it replaced. The building is enveloped in gray ironspot brickwork interspersed with clean, vertical aluminum panels that give the structure a distinctly modern feel. Stylistically, the exterior’s sharp, straight edges and angular corners set the building apart from the surrounding redbrick landscape. Large, garage-bay-style openings on the ground floor lead foot-traffic into the sizable retail spaces: another aesthetic and functional nod to the site’s industrial roots.
Inspired by early 20th Century factory architecture and driven by the spirit of Ashmont Tire, Treadmark strikes a stunning modern figure against the brick-stone backdrop of Peabody Square.
1971-1977 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124
For more information visit the TREADMARK website