Picture from 1974 of the Charles Street Jail at 251 Charles Street. Built in 1851 it was a “model of new prison design”. Over the years Malcolm X, James Michael Curley, Sacco & Vanzetti and World War II prisoners of war stayed here. It closed in 1990, was bought by Mass General Hospital and developed into a luxury 300 room hotel with Carpenter & Co. of Cambridge.

Interesting stats from the PAST 14 days: (sublease & direct – in all cases temp space excluded) from Mass Ave to the Seaport, South End to North Station.

  • 40 spaces hit the market as available in the subject area equating to ~342,000 SF, mostly due to: 13764 SF @ 75 Fed; 13200 @ 10 High; 31875 @ 1 Int’l; 18675 @ 40 Water; & 25240 @ 225 Franklin;
  • A whopping 73 spaces cameoff the market equating to ~697,000 SF, mostly due to 65199 SF @ 226 Causeway; 16995 @ 75 Fed; 28967 @ 1 Lib; 24565 @ 60 State; 207644 @ 31 St. James (WeWork extension);
  • Total Availability (direct & sublease) ticked down with the recent activity now at ~18.2 MM SF.