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Boston Landmarks Commission

By adamg - 5/29/24 - 8:14 am
The Chestnut Hill pumping station in question in 1893

1893 MDC photo of the pumping station, including the smokestack. Source.

The Boston Landmarks Commission agreed yesterday with the owners of one of the 19th-century pumping stations across from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir that its crumbling 150-foot smokestack needs to be taken down before it collapses, either spontaneously or in even a mild earthquake. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/24 - 4:53 pm
Interior of the mansion

Interior photos from commission report: But do they reflect current reality?

The wheels of history sometimes move slowly: The Boston Landmarks Commission is currently considering whether to designate the interior of the former Eben Jordan, Jr./Unification Church mansion at 46 Beacon St. as a landmark of local, state and even national importance based on a petition submitted in 1977. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/24 - 5:08 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that after all 16 members of the Boston Landmarks Commission - which has oversight over demolition of any Boston building more than 50 years old - criticized Wu's handling of several major projects in the city, she fired its executive director, Rosanne Foley. Foley was appointed to the post by then Mayor Walsh in 2015.

By adamg - 7/29/23 - 1:59 pm

A Land Court judge yesterday rejected a developer's request to order the city let it immediately tear down two long vacant and increasingly decrepit buildings at 80 and 100 Smith St. that it claims are in danger of imminent "catastrophic" collapse - but which the city says could be repaired. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/21 - 11:28 am

A group of ten citizens - six of whom live in the same West End building - last week sued the Boston Landmarks Commission as part of a bid to save three buildings left over from the destruction of the West End that Mass. General wants to raze so it can build a 14-story clinical center along Cambridge Street. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/20 - 9:32 am

The Boston Sun details a recent hearing of the Boston Landmarks Commission on a proposal to replace a bench dedicated to Civil War veterans between Arlington and Berkeley streets on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Read more.

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