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Boston Preservation Alliance Events
Thursday, March 20, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 8, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 29, 6:30 p.m.
October 28-30, 2014
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The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University| 6:00 p.m.
While most Bostonians recognize the essential role that historic character plays in the city's self definition, draw to tourists, and overall feel of the city, the tremendous positive economic benefit of our historic resources are under-recognized.
Join a panel of experts at the AllianceForum 2014 to discuss the many ways the creative use of historic places has and can be an even greater boon to Boston's economy. We will look at specific examples, real numbers, successes and challenges and draw on national and international cases to inform a vigorous discussion. Keynote speaker Donovan Rypkema is a recognized leader in the economics of preserving historic structures in the U.S. and abroad (www.placeeconomics.com). He will be joined by panelists:
Lawrence Curtis, President and Managing Partner of Winn Development, a major national developer with deep experience in historic redevelopment;
Rebecca A. Lee, Partner at the law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer who has extensive experience on legal preservation issues and is also former Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to the Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority; and
Jerold Kayden, the Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, who is principal constitutional counsel to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has extensive national and international experience in urban planning and land development.
This event is free and open to the public.
Thank you to Suffolk University for generously hosting the event. The Modern Theatre is located at 525 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Download the AllianceForum poster!
The AllianceForum is proud to be offered as part of the first annual Boston Design Week, a 10-day citywide design festival taking place March 20-30, 2014. Participating organizations, businesses, sponsors, and individuals will offer 60+ design events, exhibitions, receptions, behind-the-scene tours, and other activities throughout greater Boston. Better design makes a better Boston, so join the Alliance and attend these exciting events!
Lyn Hovey Studio/All Saints Church| 6:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance for a construction tour of a preservation work-in-progress! The tour begins at the Lyn Hovey Stained Glass Studio in Dorchester where we will learn how the historic stained glass from the Parish All Saints is being restored. Then we will walk over to the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont to tour the preservation work currently in progress to keep this 1893 structure of Quincy granite and Nova Scotia limestone looking its best and serving its parish. Light refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions will be provided after the tour.
Meet at the Lyn Hovey Studio, 57 Southern Avenue in Dorchester. Street parking is available and both sites are walking distance from the Ashmont and Shawmut Stations on the Red Line. Parking is also available at All Saints, where the tour will conclude.
This tour is free and open to the public but space is limited. Register to reserve your place on the tour!
Please contact Alison Frazee with questions, 617-367-2458.
Old South Meeting House | 6:30 p.m.
The Boston Preservation Alliance and the Old South Meeting House partner to present author Anthony Sammarco's presentation of his new book, Lost Boston. Sammarco will take guests on a nostalgic and eye-opening journey to the wide-range of places in Boston that have been lost over the years; places like the original Museum of Fine Arts in Copley Square, John Hancock's Beacon Hill mansion, the Huntington Avenue Grounds, and the original Boston Opera House. Barely escaping this list itself is the venue for this event, the Old South Meeting House, which was once auctioned off for the value of its parts and was being dismantled when the people rallied to save it! Join us as we learn more about the historic places of Boston and why it is as important today as ever to value and preserve these important places.
Old South Meeting House: 310 Washington Street at the intersection with Milk Street.
This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Contact Erica Lindamood with questions.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center| Hall C
ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is one of the largest events for the design and construction industry in the country, and the largest regional conference and tradeshow. Drawing 92% of its attendance from New England, ABX’s regional reach is its greatest strength. Attendees hold on to their money (no airline fees, hotel costs or meal expenses) and spend their time building relationships and networks around physical proximity and the likelihood of follow-up work. The building industry varies dramatically from region-to-region due to issues of climate, geography, politics and economics. ABX and the Boston Society of Architects help build long-term relationships around these shared experiences and challenges.
The ABX call for workshop proposals is open until March 3. Both introductory and advanced topics are encouraged. Get more information here.
Find the Alliance booth at the Exhibit Hall to talk to staff, learn more about what we do, and pick up materials about the organization and preservation in Boston.