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*FULL* Architectural Darwinism: Which Buildings Stand the Test of Time?

August 29, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Price: $15 ($10 BSA Members)
Where: Meet your guide at North Square in the North End, next to Paul Revere’s house (02113)

*FULL* Architectural Darwinism: Which Buildings Stand the Test of Time?

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.

Photo: Brownstones of Boston's Back bay neighborhood reflected in the Charles River, Credit: Robbie Shade. Creative Commons License, modified.