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…
2101 Washington Street
Since its construction, this commercial building has played a central role in the culture of Dudley Square. It was built in stages starting in the 1880s. Madison Park Development…
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…
State Senate Chamber
Boston Landmark District
Located directly below the Gold Dome of the Massachusetts State House, the Senate Chamber was preserved based on the 1868 period of significance. The 1500 wooden panels were removed,…
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 —