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.
International Harvester sold farm equipment and motor trucks at their headquarters on Boston’s Auto Mile. Boston Volvo revived the automobile history of the area by restoring the IH…
National Register Historic District
The Longfellow Bridge (originally called the Cambridge Bridge) was built in 1901 to replace the 1793 span. It was designed by Edmund Wheelwright (with inspiration from the 1893 Columbian…
240A Newbury Street
Boston Landmark District
240A Newbury Street was originally built in 1880 as two residential brownstones at 39 and 41 Fairfield Street. The two homes were combined in the 1960s with an insensitive infill project.…
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…
Boys & Girls Clubs of…
The Mattapan Branch Library building was built in response to the rapid growth of the Mattapan…
The Godfrey Hotel
National Register Listed
Downtown Crossing has experienced many highs and lows since the city of Boston first took shape.
“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 —