A nonprofit 501(c)3 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.
17-23 West Street
Under Review By City
17-23 West Street in the historic Ladder Blocks of Downtown Boston is currently an empty parcel used for surface parking.
Illuminating the Unseen
The buildings and places that survive from our shared history are a small, curated collection of the breadth of the human experience on this land.
The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center
Beaux Arts Classicism
National Register Historic District
When the City of Boston decided to relocate the 500 employees of the School Department into one…
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Renovation and Expansion
Revival Styles, New Construction
Isabella Stewart Gardner was an American philanthropist and patron of the arts. In 1903, Mrs.
“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 —