The South End Historical Society was founded in 1966 by interested citizens who recognized the significant architectural quality of the South End. Through the efforts of the Society, the South End has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the largest Victorian brick rowhouse district in the United States.
During its first fifty years, SEHS has worked continuously to retain the Victorian integrity of the South End. The historical society holds a major fundraiser every year—the South End House Tour and presents lectures and walking tours about the South End’s rich social and architectural history. SEHS also encourages research, conservation, and education to promote interest in our historic neighborhood. Some of our projects include:
The South End Historical Society is one of the primary contributors to the preservation of the South End’s architectural fabric. Please join us as we continue to preserve this beautiful landmark district and help us to promote its rich history.