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Landmarks Commission

Landmarks Commission

We preserve Boston’s historic buildings, places, and neighborhoods through protective designation and design review.

The Landmarks Commission is Boston’s historic preservation agency. We perform a wide range of preservation planning and cultural resource management functions.

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) and the nine local historic district commissions are comprised of volunteers nominated from professional organizations and neighborhood groups specified in each commission’s legislation. All commissioners must be appointed by the Mayor, and some also require City Council confirmation. BLC staff support the commissions' work.

The BLC and City Archaeology Program are part of the City of Boston Environment Department, within the Environment, Energy and Open Space Cabinet.  Learn about how we work to protect Boston’s historic resources.

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1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 AM-5 PM

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Jun 23

Demolition Delay application: 35-37 Haverford Street

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Jun 19

Demolition Delay application: 60 Charme Avenue

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Jun 15

Demolition Delay application: 1857-1859 Dorchester Avenue

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Jun 12

Demolition Delay application: 2150 Dorchester Avenue

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