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How to Rebuild Architecture

An op-ed article in the New York Times, published December 15, explores the relationship between architects and the community. "The question is, at what point does architecture’s potential to improve human life become lost because of its inability to connect with actual humans?" Do you agree or disagree? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter!

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What makes Boston, Boston? The Alliance strives to protect the places, promote the vibrancy, and preserve the character the defines our historic city.

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The Boston Preservation Alliance's Annual Meeting and Reception

Alliance members come together to engage with the staff, Board, and Young Advisors about the successes and challenges of the organization. This year we have a special guest speaker and venue, to be announced soon! Stay tuned!

 

January 18

Lecture: Ice Harvesting on Jamaica Pond

More than 275,000 tons of ice was shipped from Boston Harbor in 1872. That ice made its way by sailing ships to Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, India, China, and other points around the globe. One major producer of ice in Boston was the Jamaica Plain Ice Company with ice harvesting operations at Jamaica Pond. Hundreds of men labored year round to harvest, store, and transport ice to local homes, businesses, and awaiting ships. Trade in ice was of mainstay of the Boston economy, second only to grain and cotton. Come hear Charlie Rosenberg of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society speak about this period in Jamaica Plain when “Ice was King” and see photographs of ice harvesting teams, delivery wagons, and warehouses where ice was stored. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

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