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.
39 Stanhope Street
The quirky brick building at 39 Stanhope Street was originally constructed as a stable, but its evolution in use illustrates the changing dynamic of its vibrant neighborhood.
Under Review By City
Amrheins bar and restaurant is threatened with demolition.
The Emancipation Group
The statue known as The Emancipation Group was a gift to the city from a local politician named Moses Kimball, installed in 1879. The piece is a replica of a statue in Washington D.C.
Boston City Hall and Plaza
Boston City Hall, a building a shrinking number of Bostonians love to hate, is one of the most significant examples of Brutalist (Heroic) architecture in the world.
Isabella Stewart Gardner…
Revival Styles, New Construction
Isabella Stewart Gardner was an American philanthropist and patron of the arts. In 1903, Mrs.
“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 —