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.
Digital Urban Panels
Approved by City
The MBTA has proposed the installation of several Digital Urban Panels at T stations around the region. These are LED lit, programmable, moving image/text signs.
Winthrop Square Tower
Approved by City
Millennium Partners has been approved to build a tower on the former site of the Winthrop Square Garage.
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.
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…
Trinity Church at Copley…
National Register Historic District, National Historic Landmark
Trinity Church is a National Historic Landmark considered by architects to be…
101 Beacon Street
Boston Landmark District, National Register Historic District
The grand 1862 house at 101 Beacon in the Back Bay met a sad fate when, in 1952, a remodel…
“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. ”