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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.


  • circa 1955-2015


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.


48 Cubic feet (48 record cartons)