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.
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.
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.
17-23 West Street
Under Review By City
17-23 West Street in the historic Ladder Blocks of Downtown Boston is currently an empty parcel used for surface parking.
Carleton, Cooper, and Walnut Houses
National Historic Landmark
Since 1892, the Home for Aged Couples has stood stately over Franklin Park near Egleston Square.
The Ames Building
Boston Landmark, National Historic Landmark
Built in 1890, the Ames Building was designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge and stood as…
“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 —