We would like to extend a warm invitation to the 2016 Annual meeting of the Charlestown Preservation Society. The meeting will be held at St John’s Church, 27 Devens Street at 6:30 pm on June 23rd. This invitation is being extended to all members as well as...Read More
Training Field Celebration The Training Field renovations are being completed and the park re-opening celebration will be held on June 14th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rain date to be held June 16th. Eight community groups are coming together to provide a neighborhood...Read More
Last fall the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) launched a new Task Force entitled Protect Historic Charlestown (PHC). The mission of the Task Force is to help protect the historic character and the architecture of Charlestown in partnership with the City of Boston. The...Read More
The Charlestown Preservation Society and the Charlestown Historic Society invite you to attend two new talks in May and June. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our American History. Joe Bagley, author, A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts May 10, 2016 Joe...Read More
We are getting ready for our 2016 Charlestown Historic House Tour, one of the most visible events in Charlestown. We are in the process of identifying homes for inclusion on the Tour. It’s not an easy task and we could use your help. We are looking for homes that...Read More
Our mission is to preserve Charlestown's historic character by protecting our historic architecture and landscapes, advocating for preservation, guiding responsible development and educating people about the unique character of our community.
Come to one of our events, learn from one of our programs or help us advocate for preservation and responsible development.
The 2016 CPS Historic House Tour is coming September 24th 2016.
Here’s a comprehensive guide to preservation, development and Charlestown’s community resources.
Charlestown History and Architecture: A Guide for Homeowners, Residents and Visitors is a guide to Charlestown history and architecture, plus a useful resource for homeowners.
|The Design Review Committee (DRC) i hold monthly public meetings, usually at the Mary Colbert meeting room. Key Accomplishment 205-2016
Held public meetings and submitted design recommendations for upcoming projects to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal.
Advocated design and zoning studies by the BRA to create an attractive housing and business community in the large area adjacent to Sullivan Square extending to the Mystic River.
Submitted testimony on the design of the proposed Charlestown North Washington Street Bridge to the State D.O.T. and letters supporting plans for the Chain Forge Hotel to the Massachusetts Historic Commission.
Advocated reducing the exterior lighting of the proposed Wynn Boston Harbor casino in meetings with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission staff and Wynn Resorts
Members participated from the beginning in ongoing design sessions for the large Bunker Hill Apartments Redevelopment
Established with the CPS Board the Protect Historic Charlestown Task Force.
Goals for the coming year:
•Continue our design review functions.
•Actively participate in the Protect Historic Charlestown Task Force
Thank you DRC members for all your efforts: John Benson, Chris Collier, Jack Glassman, Dan Kovacevic, Mark Spaulding, Heather Taylor, Annette Tecce