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.
85 West Newton Street (Villa V…
Boston Landmark District
Under Review By City
The German Gothic-style church at 85 West Newton Street in the South End was built in 1899 as All Saints’ Lutheran Church.
Museum of Fine Arts
Beaux Arts Classicism
The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has a rich…
Faneuil Hall Visitor Center
National Historic Landmark
Faneuil Hall has been a central hub of Boston since 1742, which is why any construction or…
“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 —