Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston is the twelfth volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' Buildings of the United States (BUS) series. This volume represents a collaboration among a broad community of scholars and institutions operating in the Boston area. Morgan and his three primary coauthors were responsible for the selection of the works included as well as the overall quality of the text. They were assisted by thirty-nine additional writers, credited in the acknowledgments, who produced individual entries. Inviting participation by scholars with specialized expertise no doubt enhanced the accuracy of the text and assured that entries reflected the latest research.

The book is a substantial achievement. As noted in the front matter, although guidebooks have been published addressing central Boston and parts of Cambridge, this is the first guide to encompass the entirety of Boston and 41 additional towns...

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