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Downtown Boston Has Become One of the State’s Most Endangered Historic Resources

If you’re afraid downtown Boston is losing its character, consider your fears confirmed. Preservation Massachusetts has released its annual list of historic properties and places that […]

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New Architectural Lights Will Debut at City Hall This Month

Let there be light in City Hall Plaza. The new architectural lighting installation planned for Boston’s beloved Brutalist building will debut this month at an event […]

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There’s Only One Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Massachusetts

Frank Lloyd Wright’s bold approach to architecture has kept him at the forefront of the trade, even almost 60 years after his death. His exquisite homes, museums, offices, and […]

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Meet the Design Firm with a Hot Pink Chicken Coop Outside Its Office

Sasaki Associates knows a thing or two about urban agriculture. The Watertown-based global design firm installed more than 100 vegetable garden crates in its parking lot last year. […]

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What It’s Like to Build Boston’s Doors

Breathtaking brownstones and brick beauties line many of Boston’s historic streets. Yet, the iconic double-leaf doors providing entrances to them are a marvel of their own. A surprising […]

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The Anatomy of a Three-Decker

The ubiquitous dwelling known as a three-decker (or a triple-decker, depending on who you ask) sprang up during the 19th century and never left. Their familiar economical […]

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Happy Birthday, Charles Bulfinch!

Modern-day Boston would look drastically different if it weren’t for Charles Bulfinch, born today in 1763. Bulfinch was a Bostonian in every sense of the word. He […]

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From Churches to Condos

1. The Lucas 136 Shawmut Avenue, Boston Year built: 1874 Prices: Ranging from about $600,000 to $4 million per unit Unit sizes: 650 to 3,500 square feet The awe-inspiring 19th-century Holy […]

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Scenes from Common Boston 2016

If you missed Boston’s first-ever open-house architecture festival, you might be able to soak in some of its magic through Instagram. The festival provided unrestricted access […]

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Boston’s First-Ever Open-House Architecture Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

Brutalist, Federal, old, new—Boston’s architecture is a wonderful mishmash of styles and periods. On June 4 and 5, all of it will be celebrated in the city’s […]

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Portland Head Light Is Clad in Scaffolding

UPDATE: The lighthouse’s scaffolding was removed to reveal a new coat of paint on June 10. To the dismay of swarms of tourists this weekend, the country’s most […]

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Boston Architecture Cruises Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend

This year, you can get your fix of Boston’s storied and exquisite architecture from an aqueous vantage point—every day. In years past, architecture cruises hosted […]

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Five Ways to Celebrate Preservation Month in Boston

With graduation ceremonies, proms, and Mother’s Day brunches, there are quite a few festivities to pencil in during the month of May. But the city […]

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Daily Dose of Design: Boston Architecture

Dear Bostonians, Happy National Architecture Week. To celebrate, we’re rounding up images depicting Boston’s urban charm to inspire you. In a mood board of sorts, here’s […]

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Have You Noticed Harvard Yard’s Portals?

A total of 25 gates frame Cambridge’s beloved Harvard Yard. These gates, the first of which was designed and built almost 130 years ago, aren’t […]