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.
International Harvester sold farm equipment and motor trucks at their headquarters on Boston’s Auto Mile. Boston Volvo revived the automobile history of the area by restoring the IH…
National Register Historic District
The Longfellow Bridge (originally called the Cambridge Bridge) was built in 1901 to replace the 1793 span. It was designed by Edmund Wheelwright (with inspiration from the 1893 Columbian…
Government Services Center
It is important to provide some context for this unique complex of buildings.
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.
McMullen Museum of Art and…
With the sale of the Archdiocese of Boston’s grand mansion, formerly home to cardinals and once…
Boston Public Library Johnson…
Boston Landmark, Boston Landmark District, National Register Historic District
Located on one of the most pedestrian-friendly and vibrant streets in 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 —