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UPDATE: As of October 1, 2021, the Boston Landmarks Commission and the nine historic districts will only accept online applications for design review using our online portal. Paper applications are no longer accepted. This excludes Article 85 applications, see instructions here.

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 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 while promoting the environmental benefits of our existing historic buildings.

1 City Hall Square
Environment Dept. Room 709
Boston, MA 02201
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Article 85 news

Article 85 news
64 Tolman Street

Demolition Delay Application: 64 Tolman Street, Dorchester

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Terrace Street buildings Mission Hill

Demolition Delay application: 110-118, 124, 126, 128 Terrace Street, Mission Hill

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812-814 Huntington Avenue

Demolition Delay application: 812-814 Huntington Avenue, Mission Hill

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25-29 New England Avenue

Demolition Delay application: 25-29 New England Avenue, Dorchester

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