New Facility History

The New Boston Volvo Cars

A look back at 61 N. Beacon Street's history and its current transformation

One of the rewarding aspects of creating the new Boston Volvo has been restoring a piece of local history. 61 N Beacon Street is close to 100 years old, built in the 1920s as the New England Regional Headquarters for the International Harvester Company, which built trucks and farm/heavy equipment for a growing America. Built during times when constructing interesting and beautiful buildings was the norm, 61 has a red brick façade, huge windows, and details such as lintels and an attractive cornice.

Historical Research

In doing some historical research, we came across the Wisconsin Historical Society website; they hold a treasure trove of old images from International Harvester. Below are some images from last century, along with what our old building looks like now.

Photo Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society, WHS-84232

Photo Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society, WHS-85840
Photo Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society, WHS-10381

*Image issued by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Division of Library-Archives. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media.

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