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A Love Letter to Boston’s Art Deco Dunkin’ Donuts

Dear Art Deco Dunkin’ Donuts, The thing I like about you most is that you’re unexpected. There you are, nestled in a small-scale 1930s Art […]

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You Can Tour 10 Historic Properties for Free This Month

Touring an antique house is probably one of the best ways to spend a spring weekend in good ol’ Massachusetts. Fortunately for the state’s home and […]

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Five Ways to Celebrate Preservation Month in Boston

It’s the officially best time of the year for architecture and history geeks. Preservation Month is upon us again, and Boston’s lineup of celebratory events this […]

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There’s a Treasure Trove of Early Massachusetts Architecture in the BPL’s Online Archives

Massachusetts residents have the unique privilege of living among some of the oldest houses in the country. Even so, many of the Bay State’s earliest architectural gems […]

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A New Exhibit Captures Brutalist Buildings Just Before They Crumble

Not everyone can get on board with Brutalism. The raw, concrete structures that define the architectural style are stunning to some—but to others, they’re unsightly relics […]

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A New Documentary Explores New England’s Love for Triple-Deckers

They line the roads of Boston’s streetcar suburbs, the hills of Worcester, and the streets of Providence. Triple-deckers (or three-deckers, if you prefer) are a […]

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The Designer of the Hancock Tower Is About to Change Boston’s Skyline Again

Few people in this world can say they’ve affected the skyline of their home city, but 91-year-old architect Henry Cobb is about to have two […]

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Landmark: The Innovation and Design Building

How one of the city’s largest buildings became home to some of Boston’s biggest ideas.

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Harvard’s Free Architecture Course Is Back This Year

Remember last year when the Harvard Graduate School of Design debuted a free online architecture course for anyone to take? It’s being offered again this year—which is […]

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Landmark: Boston’s Old City Hall

Becoming an office building may be the best thing that ever happened to it.

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A Midcentury Modern Marvel in Norwood Is Back on the Market

It’s rare to stumble across a home that has remained largely unchanged since its construction, yet this midcentury modern marvel in Norwood is exactly that. Known as the Hayes Kelley House, […]

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Landmark: Paul Rudolph’s Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center

Paul Rudolph’s Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center is an architectural marvel hidden in plain sight.

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Holding Court

A Concord barn doubles as a high-octane hoops hub.

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This New Map Identifies Boston’s Brutalist Buildings

Brutalist buildings are, for the most part, pretty easy to spot: concrete blocks, hard lines, and a lack of ornamentation are a few giveaways. They’re visible […]

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Peep This Midcentury Modern Gem in Newton

Architect Samuel Glaser dreamed up some of the most inventive buildings in Boston. He’s the designer behind the Star Market in Newtonville that floats over the Mass […]