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Landmarks Commission image collection

 Collection
Identifier: 5210.004

Scope and Contents

Photographs and other images collected by the Boston Landmarks Commission for reference use and for publications as well as photographs taken by the Landmarks Commission documenting their work and city neighborhoods.

Dates

  • circa 1880-2000s

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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.

Extent

16.0 Cubic feet

Title
Guide to the Boston Landmarks image collection 5210.0045210.004
Status
In Progress
Author
Mandy Pyszka, Lan Tran, and Kristen Swett
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

Contact:
201 Rivermoor St.
West Roxbury MA 02132 United States
617-635-1195
617-635-1194 (Fax)