Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Act may be coming to Boston. Learn how these funds can be used for a variety of historic preservation projects across Boston.

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Northern Avenue Bridge

Northern Avenue Bridge

The City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects launched an ideas competition for the future of the Northern Avenue Bridge. Have a creative idea for the bridge's future in Fort Point? Send it in! We encourage submissions that reuse the bridge and celebrate its historic form and function.

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Greg Galer

Tower proposals raising eyebrows. Overdevelopment a serious concern.

Residents and advocates are raising red flags about a rash of new high-rise towers and skyscrapers planned for Downtown Crossing — an area with outdated building rules that the Boston Redevelopment Authority has no pressing plans to update even as the Hub undergoes its largest building boom in city history.

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AllianceViews Blog:

Boston Preservation Alliance blogs about Alliance activities and more

Check out AllianceViews for perspectives on timely topics in historic preservation and placemaking in Boston.


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Upcoming Events:

May is Preservation Month

May is National Historic Preservation Month and we are excited to partner with two of Boston's most historic sites to offer programs that are free and open to the public. Join us on May 11 at Old North Church to uncover secrets under years of change and then again on May 15 at Old South Meeting House to hear all about how historic preservation saved this iconic place from demolition. For many other Preservation Month offerings, see the Boston Landmark Commission's calendar of events.


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Call for Nominations

The Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Preservation Achievement Awards. Each year we recognize outstanding preservation projects in Boston. Check out past winners and view the nomination form and submission guidelines. We look forward to honoring projects that protect, promote, and preserve Boston's historic character!

We've Moved!

The Boston Preservation Alliance has moved to a new office in The Otis House at 141 Cambridge Street in Boston's West End. We are delighted to be sharing space with Historic New England who owns and operates the historic Harrison Gray Otis House as a museum of cultural history. Come see us and take a tour while you're here!


Please make a note of our new address. Our phone number has not changed.


The Boston Preservation Alliance

141 Cambridge Street

Boston, MA 02114