The 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 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 schedule of applications due by and hearing dates for all commissions.
Landmark District Commission hearings status statement
Please read our statement on the status of our upcoming Landmark District Commission hearings and the COVID-19 situation.
Historic District Approval Placard
All approved work in the South End Landmark District now requires applicants to display the approval on site.
Photographing Windows for Applications
Applications to the Landmarks Commission are often delayed due to insufficient documentation of window work. To help you understand what we need for a complete application, we have created a guide on how to document existing windows.
Historic Districts in BostonHistoric Districts
Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District
The Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District was designated in 2001.
Back Bay Architectural District
The Back Bay Architectural District was established in 1966 and expanded in 1974, 1979, and 1981.
Bay State Road/Back Bay West Area Architectural Conservation District
The Bay State Road/Back Bay West Architectural Conservation District was designated in 1979.
Beacon Hill Architectural District
Beacon Hill Architectural District was established in 1955, and expanded in 1958 and 1963.
Fort Point Channel Landmark District
The Fort Point Channel Landmark District was designated in 2009.
Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation District
The Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation District was designated in 1985.
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