Originally built in 1909, the renovated R.H. Stearns department store is a cornerstone of downtown Boston's former shopping district. The building, with high, intricately designed ceilings, and sturdy Roman-style columns, was developed in the beaux art style of architecture, which was very common in the early 1900s. It was added to Massachusetts' Registry of Historic places in 1980.
Today, the 11 floor Stearns building houses 140 units for senior and disabled residents and is a smoke free building with 2 restaurants, a Nail Salon and a Hearing Aid Store. Overlooking Boston Common, the start of the famed Freedom Trail, and one of the oldest public parks in the country, residents are within walking distance to many attractions city living has to offer, including theaters, historic sites, shops, restaurants and hospitals, all easily and conveniently accessible by Boston's public transportation system.
Spacious studios and one bedroom apartments contain all standard appliances, wall to wall carpeting, emergency medical pull stations, and a tenant controlled, central air conditioning and heating system. The onsite management office offers onsite Resident Service Coordinator, security guard, intercom system, and 24 hour emergency maintenance for your safety.