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.
International Harvester sold farm equipment and motor trucks at their headquarters on Boston’s Auto Mile. Boston Volvo revived the automobile history of the area by restoring the IH…
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…
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…
The Boston Athenaeum
National Historic Landmark
The focus of the Athenaeum's renovation project was to provide more space for staff,…
Trinity Church at Copley…
National Register Historic District, National Historic Landmark
Trinity Church is a National Historic Landmark considered by architects to be…
“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 —