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

View the City of Boston's Landmarks and historic districts.
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Archaeology

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

Learn about Archaeology

About us

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.

Public hearings and meetings

Hearings
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Dec 17

South End Landmark District Commission

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Dec 18

St. Botolph Architectural Conservation District Hearing

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Dec 19

Beacon Hill Architectural District

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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 Holdover
Diana Parcon 11/27/2017 6/30/2020 Active
Richard Henderson 9/23/2016 6/30/2019 Holdover
Bradford Walker 2/22/2016 6/30/2017 Holdover
Lindsey Mac Jones 9/23/2016 6/30/2019 Holdover
Kirsten Hoffman 11/27/2017 6/30/2019 Holdover
Jeffrey Gonyeau 10/22/2018 6/30/2021 Active

Commission information

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