Recent Opportunities

  • Appleton's Jackson House

    Portsmouth | Dates: 12 Aug, 2015
    Wednesday, August 12, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Jackson House, 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 

    This special tour of Jackson House (c. 1664) focuses on William Sumner Appleton's 1924 restoration, using letters and other communication to delve into the thought process and early preservation theories of Historic New England's founder. Enjoy light refreshments in the orchard.

    Free to Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 or buy online.
  • Capturing Hamilton House

    South Berwick | Dates: 15 Aug, 2015
    Saturday, August 15, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine

    Twenty-six-year-old Elise Tyson Vaughan began taking photographs of life at Hamilton House when she moved there in 1898. From the wallpaper hanger to tea in the garden with friends, she documented her time there and left behind a collection as useful to historians as it is beautiful. Now you can follow in her footsteps. 

    Bring your camera on this ninety-minute exclusive tour and snap away. Flash, extra lighting, and tripods are not permitted and all photos are for personal use only. 

    $15 Historic New England members
    $30 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 207-384-2454 or buy online.
  • Rediscovering the Colors of History: The Story of the Historic Color Paint Palette

    Wiscasset | Dates: 09 Aug, 2015
    Sunday, August 9, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine

    Have you used historic paint colors in your home? Join us for this illustrated talk in which Sally Zimmerman, senior preservation services manager at Historic New England, reveals the twentieth-century origins of historic paint color research. 

    Hear the stories of four women who pioneered the use of historic colors in house museums and private homes. Learn how historic paint color palettes can enhance the appearance of any interior.

    Program takes place in the barn (entrance on Federal Street).

    $5 Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.
  • Ogden Codman Design Group Day in the Berkshires

    Stockbridge | Dates: 17 Jul, 2015
    Friday, July 17, 10:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. 
    Meet at Merwin House, 14 Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass.

    $50. Exclusive to Ogden Codman Design Group and Appleton Circle members. Join Ogden Codman Design Group or Appleton Circle today.

    Enjoy a day of contrasting design in the scenic Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Begin the day at Merwin House in Stockbridge, and see the results of Historic New England's partnership to exhibit collections of the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. Then visit the 1941 Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, a study in mid-twentieth-century Modernism, followed by a picnic lunch on the grounds. Finally, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, which employs many of the principles described in her first book, The Decoration of Houses (co-authored by Ogden Codman Jr.). Following the tours, stay for an optional cash-bar reception on the estate's terrace. After the program, guests may wish to stay for The Mount's Music After Hours concert featuring Benny Sharoni.

    Travel to and between Merwin House, the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, and the Mount will be independent, though staff will coordinate carpooling amongst registered guests, as available.

    Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 617-994-5934 or e-mail Events@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information or to register.
  • Historic New England Wallpaper

    Wiscasset | Dates: 12 Jul, 2015
    Sunday, July 12, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine

    Enjoy a colorful tour of historic wallpaper with Peggy Wishart, Americana Foundation assistant registrar. Learn how to tell the difference between block-printed paper and later machine prints, or a twentieth-century reproduction wallpaper and its nineteenth-century original. 

    Historic New England's extensive wallpaper collection contains more than 6,000 individual samples of wallpaper, historic photographs of wallpaper in situ, and ephemera related to the wallpaper industry. Explore the collection atWallpaperHistory.org.

    Program takes place in the barn (entrance on Federal Street).

    $5 Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.
  • Building Blocks Workshop for Young People

    Lincoln | Dates: 12 Jul, 2015
    Sunday, July 12, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

    Building Blocks is a series of workshops for young people created by Gropius House staff. Using a combination of VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) and studio activities, young people ages nine to twelve engage in group observation, dynamic discussion, and studio time. Each monthly session focuses on a different activity (manufactured or natural design photo prints, Bauhaus-style collage, movement and mobile making), so children can participate each month without repetition. 

    $5 Historic New England members and Lincoln residents
    $10 nonmembers

    Space is limited. Registration is required. Lincoln residents must call to register. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy online.
  • Historic Curb Appeal in Quincy: Style and Color for Your Old House

    Quincy | Dates: 11 Jul, 2015
    Saturday, July 11, 10:00 a.m. - noon

    Quincy House, 20 Muirhead Street, Quincy, Mass.

    On this walking tour, learn about the history and architecture of Quincy's Wollaston neighborhood and get tips on adding curb appeal to your old house through historic paint color combinations and enhanced architectural features. The Wollaston neighborhood surrounding Historic New England's Quincy House was developed between 1895 and 1930 and includes many examples of Victorian and Colonial Revival-style homes. Historic preservation expert Sally Zimmerman shares information on how to help an old home look its very best by recapturing its historic character. 

    $5 Historic New England members and Quincy residents
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5930 or buy online.
  • Call for Papers - "New Perspectives on Art Nouveau and Fin-de-Siecle Design" (CAA 2016)

    Washington | Dates: 25 Jun – 15 Aug, 2015
    New Perspectives on Art Nouveau and Fin-de-Siècle Design Peter Clericuzio, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, clericuz@gmail.com Jessica M. Dandona, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, jdandona@mcad.edu Much of our understanding of Art Nouveau rests on several well¬‐known aspects of its history: its simultaneous appearance around 1890 in several renowned centers of Western art, its ties to nationalism, its complicated relationship with technology and the crafts, and its swift and certain death before the First World War. Recent scholarship, however, has begun to probe Art Nouveau from other angles, focusing on its appearance in unexpected places, its association with colonial enterprises, and its mass appeal. We invite papers that extend such new perspectives or provide surprising and alternative avenues of investigation into turn-of-the-century design, exploring its origins, dissemination, influence, and eventual demise. Did other cities or regions, such as Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, or the Middle East, nurture their own distinctive strands of Art Nouveau? Should we investigate the global connections between its practitioners more carefully instead of its national strands? What alternative political meanings did Art Nouveau disclose while it lasted? Was progressive design of this era merely the fashionable preserve of a bourgeois, educated class, or did it also carry currency with working-class audiences? Did Art Nouveau’s association with the “feminine” reinforce existing conceptions of gender, or did it suggest new ideas about the role of the sexes in fin¬‐de¬-siècle society? What impact did scientific discoveries have on the understanding of Art Nouveau and its relationship with nature? Other new interpretations of fin¬‐de¬-siècle design and its many faces are welcome. Please send a one-page abstract, letter explaining your interest in the session, and a brief CV with your email, mailing address and phone number to both session co-chairs. Deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 August 2015. Applicants will be notified by 1 October 2015. Full texts of papers will be due to session chairs by 1 December 2015.
  • Garbage and the City: Two Centuries of Dirt, Debris and Disposal

    New York | Dates: 01 Jul – 17 Aug, 2015

    Garbage and the City: Two Centuries of Dirt, Debris and Disposal is a three-part lecture series on the history of New York City's urban development and public health through examining its past relationship with garbage and waste management. The first event on July 1st first is titled "Hog Wash, Swill Milk, & the Politics of Waste Recycling in Antebellum Manhattan." The second is on August 3rd and is called "Noxious New York: Race, Class and Garbage." The third will be held on August 17th and is called "Life Along the Curb: Inside the Department of Sanitation of New York." These events are free, but advanced registration is required.

    Speakers:
    July 1st- Catherine McNeur, author & assistant professor of environmental history and public history at Portland State University
    August 3rd- Julie Sze, author, professor & the director of American Studies at UC Davis
    August 17th- Robin Nagle, author & anthropologist-in-residence at the Department of Sanitation

    Organized by: ARCHIVE Global, The New York Academy of Medicine, and the Museum City of New York

    Sponsored by: New York Council for the Humanities

  • Edge Criticism: The Impact of Criticism on Practice

    New York | Dates: 29 Jun, 2015

    This is the fifth in a series of events related to the presidential theme of Tomas Rossant, AIA, "Dialogues from the Edge of Practice." The theme intends to explore how architects are boldly enlarging the purview of the practitioner to bring their particular critical problem solving skills and design acumen to endeavors previously considered outside the traditional scope of practice. There has never been a time when the role of the architect has been more relevant as an instrument to shape culture, society, and positive environmental outcomes. “Dialogues” will engage the practitioners amongst us who are breaking rules, trying new things, and taking new risks—expanding the impact of the architect—and disseminate their experiences to our professional community.

    "Edge Criticism: The Impact of Criticism on Practice" will explore the contemporary state of architectural criticism. What is the purpose of architectural criticism? How do we measure its impact today? How has the expansion (and dissolution) of media modes affected the content? Do architects care about criticism? The public needs to be educated on the value that architecture can bring to improving their lives and its role in shaping civil society. Architects need criticism to stimulate them to pursue ever more progressive ideas. Critics need to be both populist yet focused on impacting the profession directly.

    This event was preceded by a think tank roundtable discussion with thought leaders deeply involved with architectural criticism.
     
    Price: Free for AIA members and students; $10 for non-members. 

    Register here.

  • IIDEXCanada 2015

    Toronto | Dates: 02 – 03 Dec, 2015

    2015 DATES: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2 - THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2015
    Expo HOURS: 9am-6pm daily | Seminar Hours: 7:30am-5pm Daily
    Venue: METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE, NORTH BUILDING

    Presented by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and Architecture Canada | RAIC, IIDEXCanada is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. The event has expanded to the South Building to include Construct Canada, PM Expo, The Real Estate Forum, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and Concrete Canada. All shows combined will create The Buildings Show, North America’s largest exposition, networking and educational event for the built environment. The show has 25,000 influential buyers and decision-makers of the architecture, interior design, construction and real estate industries attending to experience more than 1,600 exhibits, 350 seminars, and 4 world-class keynotes, delivering the very latest in products, technologies, best practices and applications.

    IIDEXCanada is Canada’s National Design and Architecture Exposition & Conference. The event brings together the multidisciplinary interior design and architecture communities for a sourcing, networking and education event that celebrates creativity and best practices.  It embodies all areas of design including, interior design, architecture, lighting, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, education, workplace, landscape, retail, industrial, textile and material. It is a place to be truly inspired, to connect in person and to discover new products and services. IIDEXCanada is where new relationships are built, new ideas are synthesized and where creative collaborations begin.

    Connect. Learn. Be Inspired.

  • OpenStudios: Emerging Voices

    New York | Dates: 11 Jul, 2015

    Open House New York and the Architectural League of New York invite you to OpenStudios: Emerging Voices, an unprecedented opportunity to visit the studios of more than forty of the most inventive and exciting design practices working in the city today.

    Since 1982 the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program has recognized architects and designers from across North America whose work and ideas promise new directions for design and practice. One of the most important honors in American architecture, the program is celebrated for its foresight in identifying young architects who go on to make significant contributions to shaping our built environment.

    Organized to mark the publication of 30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015), a new book documenting the program, OpenStudios: Emerging Voices will open the doors to more than forty New York-based Emerging Voices firms for an extraordinary chance to survey a cross-section of the best American designers of the past three decades.

    OpenStudios: Emerging Voices is a self-guided walking tour. Each ticket holder will be given a map of all participating studios at registration and may visit sites in any order during the hours that they are open; Midtown Manhattan and Queens studios will open from 10am-1pm, and Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn studios from 1-5pm. More detailed information about location and opening hours will be available at registration. Architects and engineers will be on hand at each studio to answer questions and discuss the firm’s work.

    Participating firms
    1100 Architect
    Ali Tayar — parallel design
    Allied Works Architecture
    Alloy
    anderson architects
    Andrew Berman Architect
    Archi-Tectonics, NYC
    Architecture Research Office (ARO)
    Asymptote Architecture
    Audrey Matlock Architect
    Bernheimer Architecture PLLC
    Caples Jefferson Architects
    Christoff:Finio Architecture
    Deborah Berke Partners
    DLANDstudio architecture + landscape architecture pllc.
    Huff + Gooden Architects
    INABA
    Interboro Partners
    Joel Sanders Architect
    LEVENBETTS
    LOT-EK
    LTL Architects
    Marble Fairbanks Architects
    Marvel Architects
    Moorhead & Moorhead
    nARCHITECTS
    OBRA Architects
    Rice+Lipka
    ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
    SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLLC
    SHoP
    SITU Studio
    Slade Architecture
    Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects
    SO-IL
    Steven Harris Architects; Rees Roberts and Partners
    Studio Gang Architects
    studioSUMO
    TEN Arquitectos
    Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners
    Toshiko Mori Architect
    Tsao & McKown Architects
    WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
    WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect
    WXY architecture + urban design

    For more information, visit: http://blog.ohny.org/openstudios-emerging-voices/

    Registration
    $10 OHNY and League Members
    $20 General Admission
    Tickets: https://openstudios-emergingvoices.eventbrite.com

  • WAF London LEGO Family Day

    London | Dates: 27 Jun, 2015

    World Architecture Festival (WAF) is calling on London’s next generation of architects to design the bridges, towers and London Squares of the future in association with LEGO. 

    Parents and children are invited to join the free WAF London Family Day on Saturday 27 June,  to view over 400 of the world’s best new architectural projects exhibited at P3 Ambika, Westminster University, and to be inspired to construct their own creations under the supervision of one of the world’s foremost LEGO artists, Duncan Titmarsh. 

    Budding young architects and designers of all ages have the opportunity to win some great LEGO prizes, including four tickets to LEGOLAND, Windsor. Families will have the   added opportunity to see teams from eminent schools of architecture and design, including   University of Westminster, Ravensbourne and Southbank University, participate in a professional   design charette - a collaborative session where a group of designers drafts a solution to a design   problem - themed on redesigning the London Square. 

    Booking is essential for the WAF London LEGO Family Day.  
    Please visit london.worldarchitecturefestival.com/exhibition-design for further information and booking details. 

    The WAF London LEGO Family Day marks the culmination of a three-day programme of talks,  presentations and debates upon which both the architectural profession and general public can   participate in the ‘big conversations’ affecting international design.

    WAF, the largest global gathering in the architectural calendar, was founded in 2008 and the annual event has previously been held in Barcelona and Singapore. As part of London Festival of   Architecture, WAF will be coming to London with a free satellite event for the first time from 24 to   27 June 2015. 

    Hosted by the University of Westminster, WAF London is an exhibition of the world’s best and   most exciting international architecture. Free for the public to attend, it will provide an exclusive   first look at more than 400 shortlisted projects from the some of the world-leading architects and   practices, before they present their projects to the high-profile international jury at the World   Architecture Festival Awards, Singapore in November 2015. 

    For more information on the wider WAF London programme, please visit london.worldarchitecturefestival.com/exhibition-design


    Parents and children are invited to join the free WAF London Family Day on Saturday 27 June,  to view over 400 of the world’s best new architectural projects exhibited at P3 Ambika, Westminster University, and to be inspired to construct their own creations under the supervision of one of the world’s foremost LEGO artists, Duncan Titmarsh. 

    Budding young architects and designers of all ages have the opportunity to win some great LEGO prizes, including four tickets to LEGOLAND, Windsor. Families will have the   added opportunity to see teams from eminent schools of architecture and design, including   University of Westminster, Ravensbourne and Southbank University, participate in a professional   design charette - a collaborative session where a group of designers drafts a solution to a design   problem - themed on redesigning the London Square. 

    Booking is essential for the WAF London LEGO Family Day.  
    Please visit london.worldarchitecturefestival.com/exhibition-design for further information and booking details. 

    The WAF London LEGO Family Day marks the culmination of a three-day programme of talks,  presentations and debates upon which both the architectural profession and general public can   participate in the ‘big conversations’ affecting international design.

    WAF, the largest global gathering in the architectural calendar, was founded in 2008 and the annual event has previously been held in Barcelona and Singapore. As part of London Festival of   Architecture, WAF will be coming to London with a free satellite event for the first time from 24 to   27 June 2015. 

    Hosted by the University of Westminster, WAF London is an exhibition of the world’s best and   most exciting international architecture. Free for the public to attend, it will provide an exclusive   first look at more than 400 shortlisted projects from the some of the world-leading architects and   practices, before they present their projects to the high-profile international jury at the World   Architecture Festival Awards, Singapore in November 2015. 

    For more information on the wider WAF London programme, please visitlondon.worldarchitecturefestival.com/exhibition-design

  • Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain. Trade, Patronage and Consumption

    3000 Leuven | Dates: 01 – 01 Oct, 2015
    University of Leuven, Belgium, 4-6 February 2016 Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain Trade, Patronage and Consumption International conference Initiated and organized by Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art | KU Leuven
  • Lucas Place Walking Tour

    St. Louis | Dates: 18 Jul, 2015

    Join the staff of the Camp­bell House Museum for a walk­ing tour of the site of the once-grand Lucas Place neigh­bor­hood, one of St. Louis’ first pri­vate places and an enclave of Gilded Age wealth and nine­teenth cen­tury ele­gance. Span­ning four city blocks in Down­town St. Louis, par­tic­i­pants will walk a street once lined with expan­sive homes, today the site of an early twen­ti­eth cen­tury busi­ness in the midst of a resur­gence. Tours will begin and end at the Camp­bell House Museum.

  • Collision(s) 01: Building Improvisation

    Los Angeles | Dates: 19 Jun, 2015

    This inaugural Collision stages the encounter between the deliberate, sometimes mired in bureaucracy, with the improvised and spontaneous. This will serve as an entry point for a conversation contrasting material constraints with so-called free form exploration in distinct creative endeavors.

    Featuring talks and performances from:

    - Tim Durfee 
    - Jimenez Lai
    - Casey Anderson:
    - Patrick Shiroishi

    Tim Durfee heads Tim Durfee Studio, an interdisciplinary architecture practice in Los Angeles. His work has won numerous awards and distinctions from the AIA, Architizer, Print Magazine, AIGA, and others, and has been published and exhibited widely. In 2015, Tim was selected by an international jury as one of the “50 Under 50: Innovators of the 21st Century” for a book to be released in August of this year.
    Current solo and collaborative projects include: a 2-story freestanding public artwork for the LAPD; a private residence in Los Angeles; the design of a traveling exhibition on the Associated American Artists; and a film, exhibition, and installation entitled Now,There for the upcoming Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale.
    Tim is Professor in the Media Design Practices MFA program at Art Center College of Design, where he conducts linked projects, research, and teaching through amp. He has an M.Arch from Yale University.
    In a talk entitled: “Ferrari, Reverse, Mountain Road”, Tim will share some recent ideas, process, and work.

    Jimenez Lai is an Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Leader of Bureau Spectacular. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai has lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. In the past years, Lai has built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. In 2012, Jimenez Lai has been named a winner to the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. Lai won the Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale in 2013. Lai was the curator and designer for the 2014 Taiwan Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale.

    Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. He has performed with Jason Kahn, Ulrich Krieger, MKM, Fomoudou Don Moye, Michael Pisaro, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Trayle, and the Dog Star Orchestra. Performances, exhibitions, and residencies include MOCA – Los Angeles (CA), ISSUE Project Room (NY), STEIM (NL), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), and Mass MOCA (MA). He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, co-owns khalija records with Wyatt Keusch, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, teaches in the Media Design Practices department at Art Center College of Design, and works with Machine Project.

    Patrick Shiroishi
    Born in 1987, Patrick Shiroishi is a Los Angeles based saxophone player. Current bands include the progressive instrumental quintet Upsilon Acurx; zehul band Corima; long standing duo In The Womb with Dylan Fujioka; duo Oort Smog with drummer Mark Kimbrell; improvisation duo Nakata with Paco Casanova; rock group Hoboglyphs; free jazz unit Sewing Circle; as well as performing in a solo setting.

    dj disco cvnt will play twee pop/indie pop/lo-fi pop all nite.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/560415617434318/

  • Architectural Darwinism: Which Buildings Stand the Test of Time?

    Boston | Dates: 29 Aug, 2015

    A walking tour in partnership with Boston By Foot

    Did you know that a scalloped bracket not only creates visual interest but also is an ancient technique to move drip lines away from the wall and windows below? Although elements on a building’s facade might appear to be purely decorative, many were originally designed to enhance a building’s longevity and usability.

    Don’t miss this special guided tour around Boston’s North End to discover the secrets behind common architectural features. With the help of a Boston By Foot docent, explore how modern materials hold up to ancient standards of durability, and which buildings in Boston will survive the test of time.

    Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston By Foot.

  • Happy Hour Design Studio: Lego Challenge

    Boston | Dates: 05 Aug, 2015

    Let your inner designer out and explore the playful side of architecture at this hands-on program for adults. Join other kids at heart and build amazing structures with BSA Space’s Lego collection, while enjoying beer, wine, snacks, and conversation.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation.

  • Eyes on Boston: Urban Photo Walk

    Boston | Dates: 22 Jul, 2015

    Explore how architectural photographers see the cityscape in this dynamic session suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers alike. During this intimate exploration of Boston’s Fort Point and Financial District neighborhoods, you will learn to produce memorable images that convey a sense of place, an expression of the architect’s ideas, and a connection to landscape and surroundings. Professional photographer Emily O’Brien will help you and other enthusiastic photographers see Boston in a whole new way. Take your photography to new heights!

    A digital single-lens reflex, or DSLR, camera is recommended, but not required.

    Emily O’Brien is a Boston-based architectural photographer. She works closely with interior designers and architects to capture and bring to life their vision. Her work has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine and Merrimack Valley Home magazine. For more information, visitwww.emilyobrienphoto.com.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation.

  • Back Bay’s Evolving Skyline

    Boston | Dates: 18 Jul, 2015

    Back Bay is best known for its transformation from a fetid swamp to one of Boston’s most fashionable 19th-century neighborhoods. This unique tour will begin with an exploration of the landfill process that created one of Boston’s most iconic areas. Then turn your attention from what’s underground to what’s above: Boston’s “high spine,” a series of skyscrapers stretching from the Financial District through the Back Bay. This onetime-only tour will also examine how this 20th-century evolution and the planned skyscrapers of the near future continue to redefine the Back Bay and the city as a whole.

    Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston By Foot.

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