A nonprofit 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.
Boston City Hall and Plaza
Boston City Hall, a building many Bostonians love to hate, is one of the most significant examples of Brutalist (Heroic) architecture in the world.
Government Services Center
It is important to provide some context for this unique complex of buildings.
39 Stanhope Street
The quirky brick building at 39 Stanhope Street was originally constructed as a stable, but its evolution in use illustrates the changing dynamic of its vibrant neighborhood.
Granary Burying Ground
Established in 1660 in the heart of downtown Boston, Granary Burying Ground is famous for its…
“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 —