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Groundwater Trust

In 2018, The Boston Groundwater Trust debuted a series of award winning informational videos about wood piles and the groundwater issue in the City of Boston. Monitoring and managing groundwater levels is critical to preserving the thousands of wood pile supported buildings in many of Boston’s historic filled land neighborhoods. The videos provide a brief overview of how Boston became the City that it is today, an insight to the overall activities of the Trust, how groundwater levels are monitored and managed, and the process of identifying and (if required) repairing wood piles that have become compromised. 

The three-part series of videos was awarded the prestigious Gold Telly Award in May, 2018. Since 1979, the Telly Awards have honored excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials, and digital video. The Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents this year alone. 




Other Resources

2018-2019 Alliance Annual

In this 51 page booklet, we highlight Preservation Achievement Award winning projects, Boston pho

250 Years of Home Architecture in Boston

Take a virtual walk down history lane and explore great neighborhoods–including Beacon Hill, Dorc

Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) Historic Properties Survey-Final Report

The Boston Preservation Alliance received mitigation funds from Boston Children’s Hospital to upd

Boston Harborwalk-A Public Access Map of Boston's Coastline

The Boston Harborwalk is a nearly 40-mile public waterfront walkway that winds through Boston’s w

The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse

Until now, little has been known about the climate change reductions that might be offered by reu

Back Bay Houses

Boston’s Back Bay is a miracle of preservation.

Piano Row: Cycles of History

Piano Row: Cycles of History is an original film documentary about the evolution of Bost

Historic Ladder Blocks—An Endangered Resource in Downtown Boston

With no local protection or means of preventing demolition, the Ladder Blocks are at great risk o

Boston Modern: The Spirit of Reinvention

Boston Modern: The Spirit of Reinvention events and booklet are part of the Modern Module program

Boston's Changing Neighborhoods

On February 4, 2016 the Boston Preservation Alliance hosted an Urban Forum: “Boston’s Changi

Easements as a Tool for Preservation

Here in Boston there are a few ways we can protect a building or other historic resource.

City of Boston Archives

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West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 635-1195

Neighborhood Preservation Workshops

The Boston Preservation Alliance’s Neighborhood Preservation Workshop was a pilot program that ra

Inspectional Services Department (ISD)

1010 Massachusetts Avenue
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 635-5300

Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA)

One City Hall Square
Floor 9
Boston, MA 02201
(617) 722-4300

Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC)

City of Boston Departments and Commissions

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