Upcoming Events

Community-wide Forum for CPA

Thursday, October 19, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Preservation Issues in Boston during the Current Boom

Wednesday, November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Boston: A City Worth Preserving Guest Lecture with Alison Frazee

Thursday, November 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m.


Community-wide Forum for CPA
October 19, 2017

Franklin Park Clubhouse, One Circuit Drive, Dorchester | 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Join Yes for a Better Boston to learn more about the implementation of the Community Preservation Act. Browse inspiration photos for project ideas, tell us which projects are needed most in your neighborhood, learn how to apply to the Community Preservation Committee, and get started on an application for a special project that needs funding! The Alliance will be there to answer your questions. See you there!

Preservation Issues in Boston During the Current Boom
November 8, 2017

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, WE33 | 2:00-3:30 p.m.

During the curent cycle of exponential growth, what are the key preservation issues that Boston must face? How do design professionals best balance the dual demands of progress and preservation? Join a panel of expert preservationists (including Alliance executive director, Greg Galer, and Board member, Peter Vanderwarker), historians, and open space advocates as they discuss the problems and opportunities that confront our historic city. This panel will discuss the recent developments in Boston and talk about the process by which these developments evolved.

Boston: A City Worth Preserving Guest Lecture with Alison Frazee
November 16, 2017

Brookline High Schoool, 115 Greenough Street Brookline, MA 02445 | 7:00-8:30 PM
Tickets $6

Boston is known for its history, but what happens to historic places when the city experiences rapid redevelopment? Who is responsible for protecting the places that make Boston special? The Boston Preservation Alliance is the city's leading nonprofit advocate for historic preservation, dedicated to protecting places, promoting vibrancy, and preserving character in all of Boston's unique neighborhoods. In this guest lecture by Alison Frazee, Director of Advocacy at the Alliance, attendees will have a unique opportunity to get the inside scoop on what goes into the decision-making process about historic preservation. 

Frazee, who has a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Kentucky, will highlight historic resources that have been lost and a few whose future is still in question, such as the Northern Avenue Bridge in the Seaport area. We will also explore some of the resources that were saved—notably Fenway Park; the famous Citgo Sign; several downtown theatres (including the Paramount, Opera House, and Modern); and the Burnham Building, home of the original Filene's Basement—with an overview of the tools preservationists use to influence the future of the city’s past. Learn what you can do to help preserve local character and the places you think make Boston, Boston.