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.
What we’re doing
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.
The Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell Dome Rehabilita…
125 Lincoln Street
Under Review By City
125 Lincoln Street is a 1955 parking garage, formerly home to the popular Hei La Moon restaurant and other commercial spaces, situated along the Greenway in the Leather District…
The Huntington Theatre was built in 1925 as America’s first nonprofit playhouse.
NEWS & EVENTS
What we’ve done
Beaux Arts Classicism
Because the original 1900 façade of the Lenox Hotel could not be salvaged due to extensive…
The Verb Hotel
As the Fenway neighborhood in Boston changes and evolves, certain places within it reflect its…
“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 —