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Boston Landmarks Commission (Boston, Mass.)

 Organization

Historical note

The Boston Landmarks Commission, established by Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, is the city’s historic preservation agency. The Commission is responsible under state law for: architectural surveys of all the city’s neighborhoods, relating each community’s history as recorded by its building and sites; public education on architecture and historic preservation, including publications and exhibitions; and designation of landmarks and several categories of historic districts within the city through a process involving the preparation of technical study reports and public hearings. The result is a review process for changes to designated properties within limits set at the time of designation. In 1983 the Landmarks Commission began an archaeology program which became the City Archaeology Program. The Program manages archaeological remains located on public and private land in Boston.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Landmarks Commission survey maps

 Collection
Identifier: 5210.003
Scope and Contents note

This series consists primarily of Topographical and Planimetric Survey Maps of neighborhoods within the City of Boston in which designated historic districts and landmarks reside. In addition to the Topographical maps, there are Historical Maps, Historic District Boundary Maps, and National Register Boundary Maps. Most of the maps are dated from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. There are a few historical maps dated 1872 and 1883.

Dates: circa 1962-1987