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.
What we’re doing
MGH Clinical and Campus Services Building
Under Review By City
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) proposes expansion of its West End campus across two blocks on Cambridge Street.
Boston City Hall Conservation Management Plan
Boston City Hall is a building people tend to either love or hate, and often love to hate.
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.
Upham's Corner Comfort Station
Have you ever had dinner in a bathroom? You have if you’ve dined at the Comfort Kitchen in Dorchester!
NEWS & EVENTS
What we’ve done
The Ames Building
Boston Landmark, National Historic Landmark
Built in 1890, the Ames Building was designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge and stood as…
Harvard Medical School Gordon Hall Marble Restoration
Designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge and built in 1906, Gordon Hall at Harvard Medical…
“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 —