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.
2101 Washington Street
Since its construction, this commercial building has played a central role in the culture of Dudley Square. It was built in stages starting in the 1880s. Madison Park Development…
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…
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.
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.
The Boston Athenaeum
National Historic Landmark
The focus of the Athenaeum’s renovation project was to provide more space for staff,…
“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 —