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.
Roxbury, South End
After over 30 years of vacancy and deterioration, the historic Alexandra Hotel, which is within the South End Landmark District, is now part of a new project proposal.
Dock Square Garage
Built in 1979, the Dock Square Garage is not a building anyone would consider historic nor architecturally distinctive, however it is located near some of the most significant historic…
Community Preservation Act
Approved by City
In November 2016, 74% of Boston voters approved the Community Preservation Act to raise funds for affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space.
National Register Listed
Under Review By City
Commonwealth Pier includes a neo-classical headhouse, completed in 1914, attached to three warehouse sheds that extend 1500' into the Boston Harbor.
“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 —