Resources and Information

What originated as an effort to stop the demolition of iconic landmarks has progressed into a movement focused on livability, sustainability, job creation, revitalization, and change. Preservation today promotes growth and evolution of the city based on thoughtful decision-making. Below are resources designed to inform, guide, and enhance that process.   

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250 Years of Home Architecture in Boston

Take a virtual walk down history lane and explore great neighborhoods–including Beacon Hill, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury–to discover how

Boston Groundwater Trust Video Series

In 2018, The Boston Groundwater Trust debuted a series of award winning informational videos about wood piles and the groundwater issue in the City

Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) Historic Properties Survey-Final Report

The Boston Preservation Alliance received mitigation funds from Boston Children’s Hospital to update and expand the existing historic properties in

Boston Harborwalk-A Public Access Map of Boston's Coastline

The Boston Harborwalk is a nearly 40-mile public waterfront walkway that winds through Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods, stretching from Chelsea C

The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse

Until now, little has been known about the climate change reductions that might be offered by reusing and retrofitting existing buildings.

Back Bay Houses

Boston’s Back Bay is a miracle of preservation.

Piano Row: Cycles of History

Piano Row: Cycles of History is an original film documentary about the evolution of Boston’s Piano Row Historic District.

Historic Ladder Blocks—An Endangered Resource in Downtown Boston

With no local protection or means of preventing demolition, the Ladder Blocks are at great risk of permanent loss of character.

Boston Modern: The Spirit of Reinvention

Boston Modern: The Spirit of Reinvention events and booklet are part of the Modern Module program, a two-year endeavor in four cities, aimed at bui

Boston's Changing Neighborhoods

On February 4, 2016 the Boston Preservation Alliance hosted an Urban Forum: “Boston’s Changing Neighborhoods: How You Can Impact Your Communit

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