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.
Northern Avenue Bridge
National Register Listed
Under Review By City
The Northern Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1908 spanning the active Fort Point Channel, then a major industrial transportation route.
St. Gabriel's Monastery
Approved by City
St. Gabriel's Monastery is a Boston Landmark, surrounded by historic structures and landscape features.
Community Preservation Act
Approved by City
In November 2016, 74% of Boston voters approved the Community Preservation Act to raise funds for affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space.
Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill
The Alley Brewery (also known as the Eblana Brewery) on Heath Street in Mission Hill is distinct for its ornate architecture and its contributions to the history of breweries in the area.
Liberty Hotel-Charles Street…
Beacon Hill, West End
National Historic Landmark
Completed in 1851 and designed by architect Gridley James Fox Bryant, the Charles Street Jail…
101 Beacon Street
Boston Landmark District, National Register Historic District
The grand 1862 house at 101 Beacon in the Back Bay met a sad fate when, in 1952, a remodel…
“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 —