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Researching Your Home: Published Sources

Boston Newspapers

Boston Landmarks Commission Reports

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), along with the local Historic District Commissions, provides information and assistance concerning the regulatory process, historic preservation planning and protection, archaeology, sources for historical information, and technical assistance.

In the 1980s the BLC published in-depth historic preservation surveys of several Boston neighborhoods.  These included inventory sheets on individual houses with information about their architects, builders and history.  The inventory sheets are organized by street number and street name. 

Some of these surveys have been digitized and can be found on including: 

Fenway part 2 volume 1

Fenway part 2 volume 2

Hyde Park part 1

Midtown Cultural District volume 1

Midtown Cultural District volume 2

North End/Waterfront 

Parker Hill/Mission Hill part 1

Parker Hill/Mission Hill part 2

Roslindale and West Roxbury volume 1

Moreland Street Historic District, Roxbury

South Boston part 2


From the BPL Catalog