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.
39 Stanhope Street
The quirky brick building at 39 Stanhope Street was originally constructed as a stable, but its evolution in use illustrates the changing dynamic of its vibrant neighborhood.
2101 Washington Street
Since its construction, this commercial building has played a central role in the culture of Dudley Square. It was built in stages starting in the 1880s. Madison Park Development…
State Senate Chamber
Boston Landmark District
Located directly below the Gold Dome of the Massachusetts State House, the Senate Chamber was preserved based on the 1868 period of significance. The 1500 wooden panels were removed,…
The Ames Building
Boston Landmark, National Historic Landmark
Built in 1890, the Ames Building was designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge and stood as…
“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 —