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
Under Review By City
Hotel Buckminster represents the development of Kenmore Square at the turn of the 20th century, and today remains the oldest historic building at the western end of the square.
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.
Boston City Hall Conservation Management Plan
Boston City Hall is a building people tend to either love or hate, and often love to hate.
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.
NEWS & EVENTS
What we’ve done
John Adams Courthouse
Boston Landmark, National Historic Landmark
The restoration of John Adams Courthouse reinstates a historic courthouse, which is listed on…
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Mattapan Teen Center
The Mattapan Branch Library building was built in response to the rapid growth of the Mattapan…
“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 —