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 a shrinking number of Bostonians love to hate, is one of the most significant examples of Brutalist (Heroic) architecture in the world.
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.
ZUMIX Engine 40 Firehouse
Built in 1923, the Engine 40 Firehouse originally serviced the Jeffries Point neighborhood of…
The Ames Building
Boston Landmark, National Historic Landmark
Built in 1890, the Ames Building was designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge and stood as…
“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 —