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 Dahod Family Alumni Center
Boston Landmark District
"The Castle" was completed in 1915 as one of the first residences along Bay State Road. The BU campus developed around the home and it became the residence of BU Presidents. It is now an…
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…
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.
National Register Historic District
The Longfellow Bridge (originally called the Cambridge Bridge) was built in 1901 to replace the 1793 span. It was designed by Edmund Wheelwright (with inspiration from the 1893 Columbian…
316 Shawmut Avenue
Located at a prominent corner in the South End Landmark District, this project site required a…
Boston Public Library Johnson…
Boston Landmark, Boston Landmark District, National Register Historic District
Located on one of the most pedestrian-friendly and vibrant streets in Boston…
“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 —