The Warren Group occupied this 2-storey print shop in Kendall Square in Cambridge for over 30 years, starting in 1922. Warren Group Photo

Over its 150-year history, Banker & Tradesman and its parent company, The Warren Group, have occupied addresses in some of Massachusetts’ most important business districts and within walking distance of some of the most prominent development sites. of the 21st century.

In 1922 the Warren Group acquired a recently completed print shop at 465 Main St. at Kendall Square in Cambridge. The 2-storey structure housed its printing works and offices until 1955, less than ten years before the City of Cambridge’s Urban Renewal Plan approved the demolition of the 43-acre business district. The redevelopment area was designated and then abandoned as a future NASA headquarters in the 1960s, and Kendall Square began to emerge as a global life science center in the 1990s.

Following a reorganization in 1955, The Warren Group moved to a series of addresses in downtown Boston. One address was 117 Federal St. in the Financial District, currently the location of Boston’s largest construction project: developer MP Boston’s $1.3 billion Winthrop Center office-condo tower.

The company’s addresses later included 89 Beach St. in Boston’s Leather District, a short walk from South Station and Houston developer Hines’ 1.1 million-square-foot office and condo tower. currently being built on air rights above commuter rail platforms. As Boston raised its national tourist profile during a year-long commemoration of America’s Bicentennial in 1976, the Warren Group moved into the Leather District at 210 South St., an 11-story neoclassical building converted later in loft condos.

The Warren Group’s 1996 move through Fort Point Channel to 280 Summer St. presaged the revitalization of South Boston’s waterfront following the completion of the Central Artery Tunnel Project. A new Massachusetts Turnpike tunnel to Logan International Airport, including an exit ramp near Commonwealth Pier, has attracted developer interest, resulting in dozens of office and residential towers on the acres of parking lot in surface overlooking Boston Harbor.

Summer Street would serve as the Warren Group’s home until 2018, when the company moved to its current offices at 2 Corporation Way in Peabody.

One of the Warren Group’s many offices over the years was located at 117 Federal St., now the site of developer MP Boston’s 690-foot Winthrop Center office-condo tower, currently under construction. Image courtesy of Boston MP