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Boston: A City Worth Preserving  

Boston is known for its history, but what happens to historic places when the city experiences rapid redevelopment? Who is responsible for protecting the places that make Boston special? The Boston Preservation Alliance is the city's leading nonprofit advocate for historic preservation, dedicated to protecting places, promoting vibrancy, and preserving character in all of Boston's unique neighborhoods. In this lecture, we will have a unique opportunity to get the inside scoop on what goes into the decision-making process about historic preservation. We will highlight historic resources that have been lost and a few whose future is still in question, such as the Northern Avenue Bridge in the Seaport area. We will also explore some of the resources that were saved—notably Fenway Park; the famous Citgo Sign; several downtown theatres (including the Paramount, Opera House, and Modern); and the Burnham Building, home of the original Filene's Basement—with an overview of the tools preservationists use to influence the future of the city’s past. Learn what you can do to help preserve local character and the places you think make Boston, Boston.


Classes will not be in session:

Wednesday, November 22
(Day before Thanksgiving, no evening classes)

Thursday-Saturday, November 23-25
(Thanksgiving break, no classes)

Monday, January 15 (MLK holiday, no classes)

Monday-Saturday, February 19-24
(winter break, no classes)

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