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.
Community Preservation Act
Approved by City
In November 2016, 74% of Boston voters approved the Community Preservation Act to raise funds for affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space.
Kenmore Square Redevelopment
A development proposal calls for the demolition of six buildings and the construction of two office complexes in Fenway's Kenmore Square.
Northern Avenue Bridge
National Register Listed
Under Review By City
The Northern Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1908 spanning the active Fort Point Channel, then a major industrial transportation route.
The Boston Athenaeum
National Historic Landmark
The focus of the Athenaeum's renovation project was to provide more space for staff,…
Alvah Kittredge House
Boston Landmark, National Register Listed, National Register Historic District
The Alvah Kittredge House, a magnificent Greek Revival home built in 1836, is now restored and…
“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. ”