A nonprofit organization that protects and improves the quality of Boston's architectural heritage. Through advocacy and education, we bring people and organizations together to influence the future of Boston's historic buildings, landscapes, and communities.
protecting places. promoting vibrancy. preserving character.
The Alliance’s most recent efforts to protect the Citgo sign began in early 2016 when we learned Boston University planned to sell the building on which the sign is mounted.
144-146 Maverick Street
Under Review By City
As elements of the historic fabric of East Boston continue to be demolished for new development, the buildings that remain become increasingly significant as they hold a growing…
Winthrop Square Tower
Approved by City
Millennium Partners has been approved to build a tower on the former site of the Winthrop Square Garage.
Dock Square Garage
Built in 1979, the Dock Square Garage is not a building anyone would consider historic nor architecturally distinctive, however it is located near some of the most significant historic…
“The quality of our architectural heritage, its pedestrian scale—we have some of the greatest streets in this nation.”
— Howard Elkus —
“We all want progress in Eastie, but we do want to see history preserved. ”
— Meg Grady, East Boston resident —
“There’s a reason why this bridge is still here. It means something to Bostonians.”
— Greg Galer —
“Preservation is about more than old buildings. It's about creating spaces for people. ”