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.
Fowler Clark Epstein Farm
Built in 1786, the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm is a rare example of an intact urban farmstead. Historic Boston Inc preserved the original fabric of the home while continuing the legacy of an…
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.
Government Services Center
It is important to provide some context for this unique complex of buildings.
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.
In 1894 when this charming carriage house was constructed, ancillary buildings like it were as…
“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 —