The Artist Building at 300 Summer Street Cooperative Corporation
Boston, Massachusetts

The Artist Building at 300 Summer Street was created in 1995 as a limited equity Cooperative. The mission was to create permanent affordable artist live-work space in Boston. 300 Summer Street is a historic structure originally built for Boston's wool trade. With large windows, abundant light, and views of downtown Boston and the harbor, this building was perfectly suited for conversion to artist lofts. The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC), a non-profit advocacy organization for Boston's artists, in order to address the shortage of legal, affordable artist live/work space, acquired 300 Summer Street in 1992 and converted the property into 48 live/work studios and 7 arts-related commercial condominiums. The building also houses a cafe, arts-related businesses and FPAC's gallery and office.