Melville in the News

Cary Wheaton: Activism And Acumen At Heart Of Billings Forge Leader’s Success

Just over a decade ago, the Melville Trust asked Boston restaurateur Cary Wheaton to develop a restaurant that would bring jobs and economic growth to the struggling Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford. Here’s the behind-the-scenes story of her tireless work. 

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Resources & Reports

Anatomy of a Preservation Deal

Case study of the Billings Forge Complex in Hartford, CT and the partnership between the Melville Trust and the Preservation of Affordable Housing.

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Blog Posts

Cary Wheaton, Executive Director of Billings Forge

by | October 26, 2015

Cary Wheaton, Executive Director of Billings Forge Community Works, discusses how her restaurant Firebox brings jobs, investment and opportunity to Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood.

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Blog Posts

Beyond Four Walls and A Roof: Investing in Community

by | June 3, 2014

Part two in our series on Solutions.

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