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Five Places to See Purple Windows in Boston

Ever wonder why some of Boston’s brownstones and brick rowhouses flaunt purple windows? Back in the 1800s, when the glass was shipped over from France, it arrived […]

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Why Boston’s Brutalism Is Back in a Big Way

As gray as a cold, rainy Boston day, City Hall stands imposingly on Government Center’s brick-lined plaza amid a bevy of skyscrapers, practically begging you […]

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A New Exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, a wildly influential school of art, architecture, and design. Founded in Weimar, Germany, in 1919 by architect […]

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Celebrate City Hall’s 50th Anniversary with This Limited Edition Bronze Lapel Pin

Fifty years ago on Sunday, Boston City Hall, the Brutalist masterpiece people love to hate, officially opened to the public. The week of February 10, […]

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This Company Wants to Help You See Boston in a New Light

Last year around this time, One Financial Center looked like many of its neighboring skyscrapers at nightfall: fairly unremarkable. But now, take a stroll in […]

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You Can Tour Four Trustees Properties for Free on Columbus Day

You could spend a crisp fall afternoon admiring rolling hills from a Stuart-style mansion on Monday. Or you could glean inspiration from poems Nathaniel Hawthorne […]

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An Exclusive First Look at this Elkus Manfredi-Designed Law Office

When one of the city’s high-power law firms, Mintz Levin, sought to redesign its offices at One Financial Center, naturally, they looked to none other […]

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Seven House Museums to Visit Within City Limits

Otis House This grand Federal-style mansion was designed by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch. Built as the first of three homes for former mayor Harrison Gray […]

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Five Activities for Boston Architecture Buffs

1. Boston Architecture Cruises Did you know the Longfellow Bridge was named after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow because he often crossed it to court his future […]

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The 100 Best Buildings in Boston

Edited by Madeline Bilis, with Ellen Gerst, Simone Migliori, and Jules Struck B rutalism. Beaux Arts. Victorian. Colonial Revival. Boston isn’t lacking in the interesting-looking […]

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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 […]