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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission


Historical note

The Historic Beacon Hill District was designated in 1955 by an Act of the Massachusetts State Legislature (Chapter 616 of the Acts of 1955, as amended). All exterior work (including work at rooftops) that is, or will be, visible from any public way requires the review of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission. A Certificate of Appropriateness, Design Approval, or Exemption Application must be submitted to and approved by the Commission prior to beginning any exterior work that is visible from a public way.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission records

Identifier: 5211.001
Scope and Contents

Minutes, master files and audiotapes documenting the meetings of the Commission.

Dates: 1955-2012

Property files

Identifier: 5211.002
Scope and Contents

All exterior work visible from a public way is subject to the review of the BHAC. The property files include the applications, decisions and supporting material from the design review process.

Dates: circa 1955-2015