Historic Preservation

Boston’s historic buildings and places express the unique and rich character of the city. From the Paul Revere House in the North End to the Malcolm X-Ella Little Collins House in Roxbury to Brook Farm in West Roxbury, our historic buildings and districts create a sense of place for Bostonians and visitors alike. Preservation is also an important economic development tool that supports construction jobs through the redevelopment of historic buildings, and attracts tourism and visitor spending.

CPA’s preservation investments in Boston’s Main Streets districts — the cultural and commercial cores of Boston’s neighborhoods — will enliven neighborhood commercial areas by helping small businesses and property owners improve their spaces, and by activating new housing, offices, energy-efficient schools, and workspaces for artists and entrepreneurs in the upper floors of older commercial buildings.

CPA’s sustained investments in the historic fabric of the city connects Bostonians today to a very rich history and preserves the spirit and vibrancy of Boston’s neighborhoods for generations to come.

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