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,…
Fowler Clark Epstein Farm
Built in 1786, the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm is a rare example of an intact urban farmstead. Historic Boston Inc preserved the original fabric of the home while continuing the legacy of an…
The Bruce C. Bolling…
Beaux Arts Classicism
National Register Historic District
When the City of Boston decided to relocate the 500 employees of the School Department into one…
Fort Hill Tower in Highland…
National Register Listed, National Register Historic District
The iconic Fort Hill Tower overlooks Roxbury from the top of historic Highland Park, the…
“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 —