A nonprofit 501(c)3 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.
The Huntington Theatre was built in 1925 as America’s first nonprofit playhouse.
MGH Clinical and Campus Services Building
Under Review By City
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) proposes expansion of its West End campus across two blocks on Cambridge Street.
Illuminating the Unseen
The buildings and places that survive from our shared history are a small, curated collection of the breadth of the human experience on this land.
John Adams Courthouse
Boston Landmark, National Historic Landmark
The restoration of John Adams Courthouse reinstates a historic courthouse, which is listed on…
1801 Paul Revere Bell at Old South Meeting House
National Historic Landmark
Old South Meeting House’s historic clock had been silent since the building’s…
“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 —