This area has been a district on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983 and a local historic district since 2017. It is defined not only by early 20th century commercial buildings but also by the small triangular park dedicated to the 104th infantry.
The current city proposal completely destroys this historic space by closing Pearl Street, enlarging the park, and turning it from a triangle into a tear drop. The Trust has a sent a letter to the Mayor of and other city officials addressing its concerns. The two-story buildings surrounding the Triangle have been deteriorating and marginally-used for years, and we support their historically-appropriate rehabilitation. A second proposal showed several schemes and the trust commented still destroys some historical integrity. This project has received funding from Mass works to make more studies, but no physical work will be done.