AllianceAlert: Your Action Needed to Protect the CITGO Sign

Boston's iconic CITGO sign in Kenmore Square, beside Fenway Park, might not survive the next wave of development. Sign our petition to officially Landmark the sign, requiring review and oversight for any changes proposed by future owners of the site.

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Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Act may be coming to Boston. Learn how these funds can be used for a variety of historic preservation projects across Boston.

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Greg Galer

Tower proposals raising eyebrows. Overdevelopment a serious concern.

Residents and advocates are raising red flags about a rash of new high-rise towers and skyscrapers planned for Downtown Crossing — an area with outdated building rules that the Boston Redevelopment Authority has no pressing plans to update even as the Hub undergoes its largest building boom in city history.

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Preservation and Innovation: Striking the Balance

July 12, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Architectural fashions reflect the changing times. The New Old South Church and the original Museum of Fine Arts at Copley Square were initially lauded by critics, only to be declared out of date a few decades later.  In this illustrated lecture, Lynne Spencer, principal and historic preservation specialist at Spencer & Vogt Group and former director of properties at Historic New England, asks whether historic design review has outlived its usefulness, and explores how to encourage architectural creativity while respecting the past.

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2016 Preservation Achievement Awards

October 24, 6:00 p.m.

The Alliance is excited to host our annual Preservation Achievement Awards where we will celebrate the accomplishments of eleven outstanding projects as well as the recipient of our President's Award for Excellence. Join us at the historic Paramount Center for the ceremony and reception on October 24, 2016. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now.

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The Boston Preservation Alliance

141 Cambridge Street

Boston, MA 02114