The Alliance Looks to the Future at Milestone Event

On Monday, October 22, the Boston Preservation Alliance hosted the 2018 Preservation Achievement Awards and the 40 30 10 Anniversary Celebration. The milestone event, which marked the 40th Anniversary of the Alliance’s founding, the 30th Anniversary of the Preservation Achievement Awards, and the 10th Anniversary of the Alliance’s Young Advisors, was attended by about 300 people.

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The event was held at the State Room at 60 State Street and featured sweeping views overlooking the city, including the 1915 Custom House Tower. 

"The purpose of these annual awards is to recognize those among us who’ve shown a unique passion for striking a balance, for putting into practice the need to grow, and to temper that with a desire to respect the legacy of those who came before us, and bestowed on Boston the identity and distinctiveness we sometimes take for granted," said the Alliance's new board chair, Chris Scoville

Boston City Council shared in the celebration by passing a resolution, while Boston Mayor Marty Walsh delivered a message by video. 
 
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Event speakers included Scoville; Greg Galer, Executive Director of the Alliance; Christopher Cook, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space; Alison Frazee, Director of Advocacy of the Alliance; and Roger Tackeff, Vice Chair and Chairman of the Awards Committee.

As part of the 2018 Preservation Achievement Awards ceremony, Tackeff recognized the project teams behind 10 Farnsworth (Fort Point); 316 Shawmut Ave (South End); Feldman Headquarters at 152 Hampden Street (Roxbury); the George Robert White Memorial Fountain, Boston Public Garden (Back Bay); and the Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain Branch (Jamaica Plain). The Ohabei Shalom Cemetery Chapel (East Boston) received the Alliance’s Stewardship Recognition for its ongoing renovation and rehabilitation of the state’s oldest legally established Jewish cemetery.

Frazee announced the winners of the Preservation Bucket List photo competition, a social media campaign that asked Bostonians to submit photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Galer, who has led the Alliance for the past six years, touched on priorities for the years ahead. 

"In a city like Boston it should impossible to discuss resiliency and the future of the city and not engage with how it will impact the legacy we steward," said Galer, who cited the Northern Avenue Bridge as an example of why the preservation community needs to better engage with ongoing climate change and resiliency discussions.    

Galer recognized the joint efforts of our individual members, who support and engage with us year after year; our organizational members, who are our eyes and ears and partners throughout the city; and the record-breaking 121 corporate members, who together demonstrate that here in Boston the people continuing to evolve our city recognize how important preservation of our city's past is for its ongoing success.  

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held, where more than 100 photographs submitted by Bostonians were projected onto the screen in celebration of the Alliance’s anniversary year.

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