New Challenges for Preservation

In a recent interview with BNN News, Greg Galer, executive director of the Alliance, discusses the "active process" of maintaining Boston's character-defining elements.

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Citgo Sign

Deal Reached on Citgo Sign

The Boston Globe reports: "The Citgo sign will remain atop its longtime home in Kenmore Square after the petroleum company reached a deal with its new landlord Wednesday, ending a months-long affair that had threatened one of the most recognized landmarks of the Boston skyline...The agreement was welcome news to Greg Galer, executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance, whose group collected more than 16,000 signatures on an online petition to save the sign." Read the article for details on the deal orchestrated with the help of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

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Support for Federal Historic Tax Credit

The Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) is the most significant federal investment in historic preservation. Since its inception, the program has leveraged nationally over $120 billion in private investment, revitalizing often abandoned and underperforming properties. However, the HTC is likely to be eliminated in the next federal budget. Together with Preservation Massachusetts, the Boston Preservation Alliance hand-delivered a Congressional Sign on Letter in support of the Historic Tax Credit with more than 700 of your signatures. Thank you to all who signed on!

See the letter and all its 700+ signatories...


Community Preservation Act

You voted YES! The Community Preservation Act will be coming to Boston! Learn how these funds can be used for a variety of historic preservation projects across Boston.


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Call for Nominations

2017 Preservation Achievement Awards


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards, which are given annually to honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation and compatible new construction in Boston.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 28, 2017.


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Please note our new address as of November 2015:


The Boston Preservation Alliance

141 Cambridge Street

Boston, MA 02114