Resources and Information

What originated as an effort to stop the demolition of iconic landmarks has progressed into a movement focused on livability, sustainability, job creation, revitalization, and change. Preservation today promotes growth and evolution of the city based on thoughtful decision-making. Below are resources designed to inform, guide, and enhance that process.   

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Piano Row: Cycles of History

Piano Row: Cycles of History is an original film documentary about the evolution of Boston’s Piano Row Historic District, from the late 19

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 of permanent loss of character.

Boston Modern: The Spirit of Reinvention

Boston Modern: The Spirit of Reinvention events and booklet are part of the Modern Module program, a two-year endeavor in four cities, aimed at bui

Boston's Changing Neighborhoods

On February 4, 2016 the Boston Preservation Alliance hosted an Urban Forum: “Boston’s Changing Neighborhoods: How You Can Impact Your Communit

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

201 Rivermoor Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 635-1195
Archives@boston.gov

Neighborhood Preservation Workshops

The Boston Preservation Alliance’s Neighborhood Preservation Workshop was a pilot program that ran from 2009 to 2012.

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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