Bond-Hampton House study report

The Boston Landmarks Commission has posted a study report on the proposed designation of the Bond-Hampton House in Roxbury as a Landmark under Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, as amended.

The Bond-Hampton House is historically and architecturally significant at the local, state, and national levels for:

  • its handsome execution of the Regency/Greek Revival style
  • as a rare surviving example of the early suburban development of Roxbury, and
  • its associations with Richard Bond and Henry Hampton.

Richard Bond was a prominent architect who designed a number of public buildings in Massachusetts, Maine, and America’s Northwest Territory in the early nineteenth century.  He also played an important role in the development of the architecture profession in the United States. In the twentieth century, the Bond-Hampton House also became significant for its association with the nationally acclaimed filmmaker Henry Hampton (1940-1998) and his film production company, Blackside, Inc., founded in 1968. Hampton’s documentary series "Eyes on the Prize" in 1987 aired on television in 1987 to great acclaim. Hampton was the recipient of numerous awards, including Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award.

Read the Bond-Hampton study report

(Report amended as of October 14, 2022)

The proposed designation will be discussed and voted upon at a public hearing on October 25, 2022. Please look for the meeting notice in the public notices section of our website. 

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