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Change and Response

Boston’s Architecture, 1837 – 2021

Change and Response

This tour tracks Boston’s development in chronological order on a walk that’s just a half-mile long. Along the way, we’ll be paying special attention to what Robert Campbell, the Boston Globe’s long time architectural critic, calls the encoded information that is present when we look closely at buildings. Things like:

  • The moment they were built: Boston responding to local and national events
  • The men (as it turns out) who built them and their profession
  • The (mostly) European design precedents that inspired their work
  • The new building systems, materials, and regulatory trends that informed them.
tour duration

90 minutes

tour distance

0.75 mile

tour terrain level 1

mostly flat surfaces and little to no inclines

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

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