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.
Boston City Hall and Plaza
Boston City Hall, a building many Bostonians love to hate, is one of the most significant examples of Brutalist (Heroic) architecture in the world.
Northern Avenue Bridge
National Register Listed
Under Review By City
The Northern Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1908 spanning the active Fort Point Channel, then a major industrial transportation route.
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Boston Landmark District
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross stands in the South End like a monument to the history of the…
“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 —