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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 5 p.m.

ATTENTION: This hearing will only be held virtually and NOT in person. You can participate in this hearing by going to our zoom meeting or calling 1-929-205-6099 and entering meeting id # 988 9755 4134. You can also submit written comments or questions to BeaconHillAC@boston.gov.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. DESIGN REVIEW

    APP # 24.0578 BH 35 BEACON STREET 

    Proposed Work: Replace three historic windows in unit number four.

    APP # 24.0740 BH 37 CHARLES STREET

    Proposed Work: Replace rear doors. 

    APP # 24.0775 BH 70-72 MOUNT VERNON STREET

    Proposed Work: Replace existing non-historic entry steps with granite steps.  Provide minor brownstone repair adjoining steps.

    APP # 24.0779 BH 151 CHARLES STREET

    Proposed Work: Rebuild the first floor retail entrance with reduced window widths.   

     

  2. ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

    APP # 24.0780 BH   25 BRIMMER STREET: At rear façade: cut 3/4" into the joints of the bricks and repoint in kind. Refinish lintels and sills as needed in kind. 

    APP # 24.0611 BH   91 BEACON STREET: At floors one and two, front facade and side facade, replace eight, 2 over 2, wood, curved sash (non-historic) windows with 2 over 2, wood, curved sash, with a dark spacer bar between the glass. 

    APP # 24.0772 BH   92 BEACON STREET: Scrape, priming and repainting of exterior windows, fence and window grates on all three sides of building to match existing. Cleaning and repairing the masonry keystone over the front door.

    APP # 24.0695 BH   34 CHARLES STREET: Change the shade of blue to a dark navy color on the awning and signage previously approved.

    APP # 24.0774 BH   75 CHARLES STREET: Replace three windows at the 75 Charles Street Cupola. Two total 4 over 4 windows and one total six over six in the center. Existing windows are non-historic. Replacements will be two total 4 over 4 and one total 6 over 6. The new windows will be true divided lite, double hung, using clear glass and be painted semi-gloss black at the exterior to match the existing. Existing storm windows to be removed. All exterior millwork (facing boards) and sills to remain. New windows will use a 3/4” interior muntin profile & width. Exterior muntin will be 3/16” & oil based glazed glazed at all exterior glass openings. 

    APP # 24.0752 BH   21 PINCKNEY STREET: Chimney repoint.

    APP # 24.0754 BH   63 PINCKNEY STREET: Replace all the exterior rotted wood at the rear elevation top floor dormer; fabricate new exterior facing boards & new wood sills in kind with 5/4 solid block, replace all the rotted wood on wood storms: 4 boards: 2 ends, 2 middle. 1 lower (below sill) & new wood sill, painted in kind to existing: Ben Moore, Linen White semi-gloss. All flashing, slate, windows & roofing will remain. 

    APP # 24.0764 BH   83 PINCKNEY STREET: Rebuild front masonry facade in kind using existing and new brick. Windows on garden level, one and two will be restored, other windows will be replaced with 6 over 6 all wood true divided light windows. 

    APP # 24.0755 BH   87 PINCKNEY STREET: At front elevation, replace eight sash sets at the front elevation (six bowed and two flat). Third floor: three total. Second floor: three total. First floor: two total. The new sash sets would be keeping the existing brick moldings and jambs. The new sash will be true divided lite, double hung, using clear glass and be painted semi-gloss black at the exterior to match the existing color. Six new bowed sash will be templated at residence to existing masonry to accurately achieve the existing bow. The sash (wood) will be bowed and glass will be flat due to the existing slight degree of bow. All sash will be oil based glazed at the exterior. 

     APP # 24.0763 BH   95 TREMONT STREET (GRANARY BURIAL GROUND): Repair of Northeast Free-Standing Brick Wall in Granary Burying Ground. This project addresses decaying masonry on the northeast free-standing brick wall in Granary Burying Ground. The work consists of repointing of the wall and coping stones, rebuilding of small, above-ground areas of the wall, installation of a granite drainage bed directly behind the wall outside the side, and repainting of the metal railings. Existing headstones will be reset in kind. 

    APP # 24.0726 BH   38 WEST CEDAR STREET: Repaint all windows in kind, repair glazing and wood trim to match historic profile.

  3. RATIFICATION OF FEBRUARY 15, 2024 PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
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