Rehabilitation of Sewall Building, Boston MA

The Dimock Center

Klein Hornig represented the Dimock Center in the NMTC-financed rehabilitation of the Lucy Sewall Acute Treatment Center, a treatment center for addicts in need of urgent care. The Dimock Center is an institution of long-standing importance in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Founded in 1862 by Dr. Marie Zakrzewska as the New England Hospital for Women and Children. Dimock was the first hospital in New England opened and operated by women for women, and only the second in the country. Noted prominently for its role in the history of women in medicine, Dimock became a leader in American healthcare. It was the only hospital in New England that combined medical, surgical, obstetrical, and pediatric services in a single institution. The Dimock Center was the first hospital in the country to establish a school for nurses and graduated America’s first trained nurse, Linda Richards in 1873, and the country’s first black nurse, Mary Eliza Mahoney in 1879. The NMTC financing involved 2 CDEs, Capital One and MassDevelopment, with Century Bank as senior leverage lender. Capital One is also the NMTC investor.