Landmarks Commission image collection
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.
- circa 1880-2000s
- Boston Landmarks Commission (Boston, Mass.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
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.
16.0 Cubic feet
- Guide to the Boston Landmarks image collection 5210.0045210.004
- In Progress
- Mandy Pyszka, Lan Tran, and Kristen Swett
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard