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Demolition Delay Application: 149 Salem Street / 71 Prince Street

The application is to demolish the mixed use building at  149 Salem Street/71 Prince Street in the North End

149 Salem Street / 71 Prince Street

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) received a complete application to demolish the residential building at 149 Salem Street/ 71 Prince Street in the North End. Staff has determined that this property is historically significant. 

149 Salem Street is one of the last remaining wood-framed structures left intact in the North End from the late 1700s. It was surveyed by the Boston Landmarks Commission as an individual building and as contributing building to the Salem; Prince Street Neighborhood Area, locally known as Bova’s corner. 149 Salem Street is the oldest building in this neighborhood area. Old wooden clapboards and corner

boards are visible behind the imitation brick siding which was installed in the 1960s. 

We post each complete Demolition Delay application of historically significant properties to provide the public with information about proposed demolitions as early as possible in the Article 85 process. BLC staff has 10 calendar days from receiving an application to make a determination about historical, architectural, cultural, or urban design significance.  

If you would like to review the application for this project and/or you have a comment, please visit our Landmarks Portal before March 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Click here to learn more about the Article 85 (Demolition Delay) process.

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