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.
What we’re doing
The Pierce Building is an anchor of Dorchester’s Upham’s Corner, which was first settled in 1630 and annexed to the City of Boston in 1870.
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.
Upham's Corner Comfort Station
Have you ever had dinner in a bathroom? You have if you’ve dined at the Comfort Kitchen in Dorchester!
NEWS & EVENTS
What we’ve done
316 Shawmut Avenue
Located at a prominent corner in the South End Landmark District, this project site required a…
George Robert White Memorial Fountain
The George Robert White Memorial Fountain, the “angel” in the northwest corner of the Boston…
“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 —