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Last updated: 3/18/19

South End new construction walking tour

The South End Landmark District is a case study for new construction in a historic district.

Designing new construction within a historic district doesn't have to be a minefield of process. Nor does it need to mimic the style of a district’s period of significance.

A longtime Boston Landmark commissioner and the South End Landmark District Commission staff preservationist will take you on a walking tour of the South End Landmark District, using it as a case study for new construction in a historic district, explaining what makes a building a "South End building," and demonstrating through many examples how new construction — even contemporary new construction — can best express itself as a "district" building.


Please note: wear comfortable walking shoes. There are no hills or steps during the tour, which will take place rain or shine.