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PHOTOS: Hite Radio and TV Building - And the Payphones - Are No More

A pile of rubble stands where the old Hite TV and Radio building used to be.

The former Hite TV and Radio building at the corner of Worcester Square on Washington Street - and the much hated payphones - have been reduced to a pile of rubble. 

New Boston Ventures, which bought the property in early 2012, is in the process of building a six-story condominium on the site, scheduled to be finished in the summer of 2013.   

The six story, 10,000 square foot development will house nine units, with two at the garden level, one duplex unit, four one-bedroom units, and two penthouse units, Boston Ventures prinicipal David Goldman said. Behind the main building will be a separate carriage house. 

Prices have not been officially announced, but they will range from $400,000 through $1.4 million depending on the unit and where it is in the building, said Goldman. 

"I cannot wait to get rid of those telephone booths," he said earlier this year. "I used to sit on the front steps of the Allen House and see all kinds of activity going on there. I've always wanted to get rid of them, and now I've got my chance."

The iconic sign has been donated to the South End Historical Society. 

Rudi Seitz October 11, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Thanks for the update. Sad to see it go. Some reflections from a former South Ender: http://rudiseitz.com/2012/10/09/hite-phones/
Sara Jacobi October 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Rudi, nice blog entry. Would you want to also post that as a blog post here on the this site? I bet other South Enders would like hearing your reflection. just post it at southend.patch.com/blog/apply and I'll feature it on the site.

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