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Landmarks Commission

We preserve Boston’s historic buildings and places, 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.

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1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Recent reports

Citgo Sign in Kenmore Square

The Boston Landmarks Commission will hold a public hearing on petition #256.16, for the consideration of designating the Citgo Sign in Kenmore Square, on the roof of 660 Beacon Street, as a Boston landmark. The public hearing will be held on:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Room 900, Boston City Hall
Boston, MA 02201

Read the Citgo Sign report

50 Cedar Street

At a public hearing on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, the Landmarks Commission voted to designate 50 Cedar Street, Roxbury, as a Boston landmark. This will become official once approved by the Mayor and City Council.

Read the 50 Cedar Street report

About our work

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) and the nine local historic district commissions are comprised of volunteers nominated by professional organizations and neighborhood groups. Find specifics about commissioner appointments in the Boston Landmarks Commission's enabling legislation, and in each district's study report. All commissioners must be appointed by the Mayor; 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. Or go straight to the complete 2018 schedule of applications due by and hearing dates for all commissions.

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Sep 24

Demolition Delay application: 395-409 Columbia Road, Dorchester

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Sep 19

Demolition Delay application: 176 Faneuil Street, Brighton

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Sep 19

Demolition Delay application: 211 Condor Street, East Boston

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Sep 12

Demolition Delay application: 33 O Street, South Boston

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Current members

Member Appointed Expires Status
Lynn Smiledge 11/27/2017 6/30/2020 Active
David Berarducci 11/27/2017 6/30/2020 Active
Thomas Hotaling 11/27/2017 6/30/2020 Active
John Amodeo 2/22/2016 6/30/2018 Holdover
Richard Yeager 10/22/2015 6/30/2018 Holdover
Susan Goganian 10/22/2015 6/30/2018 Holdover
John Freeman 2/22/2016 6/30/2018 Holdover
Christopher Hart 10/22/2015 6/30/2018 Holdover
Felicia Jacques 11/27/2017 6/30/2019 Active
Diana Parcon 11/27/2017 6/30/2020 Active
Richard Henderson 9/23/2016 6/30/2019 Active
Bradford Walker 2/22/2016 6/30/2017 Holdover
Lindsey Mac Jones 9/23/2016 6/30/2019 Active
Kirsten Hoffman 11/27/2017 6/30/2019 Active

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