Official websites use

A website belongs to an official government organization in the City of Boston.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Heat Emergency in Boston
Mayor Wu announced a heat emergency in the City of Boston through Wednesday, July 17. Cooling centers will be open at 14 BCYF community centers Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rachel Ericksen

Preservation Planner

Rachel Ericksen serves as a Preservation Planner for the South End, Fort Point Channel, and Mission Hill Triangle historic districts. She believes the historic fabric of a neighborhood has a story to tell and only by working to preserve and adaptively reuse it can those stories be fully shared with future generations.

Rachel holds a BA from the University of Michigan in English literature, a JD from Santa Clara University, and a MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. Prior to joining the Boston Landmarks Commission, Rachel was the 2021 Adolf Placzek fellow for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

In her spare time, she enjoys culinary experimentation, running along the Charles River, and plotting her next international adventure. She lives in Beacon Hill with her husband and two tabby cats.

Back to top