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.
Motor Mart Garage
Under Review By City
At the time of its construction in 1926, the Motor Mart Garage was the largest automobile garage in the world.
Community Preservation Act
Approved by City
In November 2016, 74% of Boston voters approved the Community Preservation Act to raise funds for affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space.
Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill
The Alley Brewery (also known as the Eblana Brewery) on Heath Street in Mission Hill is distinct for its ornate architecture and its contributions to the history of breweries in the area.
John Adams Courthouse
Boston Landmark, National Historic Landmark
The restoration of John Adams Courthouse reinstates a historic courthouse, which is listed on…
Philosophy Mural, Boston…
Boston Landmark District, National Register Historic District
French painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898) is held in regard as one of the greatest…
“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 —