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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

Public notices

We add information on public meetings and hearings related to our department to the public notices section of

Aside from the Landmarks Commission, you can also find information about historic district meetings.

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Latest news

Picture of Old North Church
Jun 20

Mayor Walsh announces archaeological survey at Old North Church

Walk the Freedom Trail
Apr 12

City Archaeologist releases new book on Boston Archaeology and History

Malcolm X House
Mar 29

Mayor Walsh announces community dig at Malcolm X House

Boston Common
Oct 19

Archaeological program announces survey on Boston Common