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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.

Archaeology

We promote and preserve Boston's many archaeological resources through curation, excavation, and education.

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Jun 7

Demolition Delay application: 10 Maplewood Street, West Roxbury

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Jun 3

Demolition Delay application: 11 Dana Avenue, Hyde Park

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May 31

Demolition Delay application: 665 Beech Street, Roslindale

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May 29

Demolition Delay application: 115 Leyden Street, East Boston

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About us

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 and 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 2019 schedule of applications due by and hearing dates for all commissions.

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Hearings
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Jun 19

St. Botolph Architectural Conservation District Commission

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Jun 20

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

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Jun 25

Boston Landmarks Commission Hearing 06/25/2019

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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
Jeffrey Gonyeau 10/22/2018 6/30/2021 Active

Commission information

Department:
Authority:
City
Term:
3 years
Stipend:
$0.00
Total Seats:
18