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Walking Tour: Commonwealth Avenue: Boston's Grand Boulevard

September 28, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: $15 ($12 BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space); preregistration required
Where: Meet your guide at the George Washington statue in the Public Garden, at the corner of Arlington Street and Commonwealth Avenue

Walking Tour: Commonwealth Avenue: Boston's Grand Boulevard

Join the BSA Foundation and Boston By Foot to explore Boston's grand boulevard, Commonwealth Avenue. The tour parallels the 19th century filling and development of the Back Bay from its origin at Arlington Street down seven blocks along the tree-lined, grassy Mall. See how careful effort over 150 years has preserved the grandeur of the Avenue.

This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston by Foot.

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.


Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy. Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

Image: Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass. Credit: Tichnor Bros. Inc., Boston Public Library Tichnor Brothers collection #64043, creative commons license, modified.

The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) reaches its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. That’s 150 years of design professionals working together to build often inventive and creative buildings for this city and for the people who live in it. It’s really quite amazing—150 years of progress, innovation, standard-setting, collaboration, and community building.

Other initiatives marking the 150th anniversary may include: an exhibition timeline at BSA Space focusing on the BSA's achievements over the last 150 years, weekly  essays from a leader or ally of the organization, and plaques to be mounted on design award winning buildings.