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.
15-17 Northern Avenue/Hook Lob…
New Construction and Renovation
Under Review By City
After years of discussion about the waterfront, including impactful changes to the Municipal Harbor Plan, the path has been cleared to redevelop the Hook Wharf site.
The Emancipation Group
The statue known as The Emancipation Group was a gift to the city from a local politician named Moses Kimball, installed in 1879. The piece is a replica of a statue in Washington D.C.
Trinity Church at Copley…
National Register Historic District, National Historic Landmark
Trinity Church is a National Historic Landmark considered by architects to be…
The Godfrey Hotel
National Register Listed
Downtown Crossing has experienced many highs and lows since the city of Boston first took shape.
“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 —