Since you're on this web page, you probably have an interest or curiosity about historic preservation. Maybe you're a volunteer, historic commission member, a professional, student or just someone who ended up clicking through from Facebook or Instagram. So what "is" preservation? If there is anything that we have seen over the past 30+ years of advocacy and education work, it is that preservation is constantly changing. While we may deal in material aspects of the past (ie
Preservation Massachusetts joins many in mourning the passing of Roger Webb, a pioneer, visionary and trail blazer for preservation in our Commonwealth and beyond. You may or may not have heard of him, but you have certainly seen the results of his innovative work, his leadership and his dedication to history, architecture and the preservation community in Massachusetts. With urban renewal in full swing in 1960's Boston, Roger established the Architectural Heritage Foundati
Gilded Age mansions have always had a certain undeniable mystique about them. When one goes on the market it’s a bit like the coming-out party of an early twentieth-century society girl: she’s beautiful, mysterious, stepping out for all the world to see, and looking for her worthy match. And there is not another in the world quite like her. Such is the case with the historic Whitin Lasell Manor at 120 Hill Street in Whitinsville, MA. Built in 1890 for Charles Whitin Lasell,
Storytelling is an integral part of history. Stories teach, they inspire, they motivate, they caution. Stories tell where you have been and where you are and where you hope to go in the future. Through Storytellers we share local preservation stories that can serve to educate and inspire others, and ourselves.
This edition encompasses the dedication, time and sheer determination that goes into saving the historic buildings that are "living manifestations of our heritage