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Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation District hearing audiotapes

Identifier: 5216.001

Scope and Contents

Includes audiotapes of hearings, 1981-2004.


  • 1981-2004


Historical note

The Mission Hill Triangle area is in the original town of Roxbury, which occupied a prime location as the last town on the mainland before crossing the neck to Boston on the Shawmut Peninsula. The area is remarkably well preserved; nearly all of the structures built after 1872 are still extant. These houses are visually similar, with most featuring a flat entry bay next to a projecting semi-hexagonal bay, and a flat or mansard roof. Decorative details between groups of rowhouses vary, with elements of the Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, Georgian Revival, and Second Empire styles all present in the district.

Mission Hill Triangle remains substantially intact, retaining much its original character and intimacy. The district serves as both an example of a late-19th century rowhouse neighborhood and of the “streetcar suburbs” that sprang up in and around Boston during that time period. The Mission Hill Triange Architectural Conservation District was desinated in 1985.


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