The Medford Historical Commission works to preserve and protect the city of Medford’s historic character and heritage in order to sustain and improve the significance of Medford’s place in American history.

Established under Section 8d of Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws and Chapter 48 of the Medford Municipal Ordinances, the Commission is the official city body charged with the identification of properties and sites in the city of historical significance, and is the principal advisor to the city on matters relating to historic preservation. The Commission is further charged with reviewing all requests for demolition of buildings constructed more than 75 years ago or that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the Massachusetts Register of Historic Places.

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Demolition Delay Review Process
Demolition Review Cases

Current Commissioners:

Jennifer M. Keenan, Chair
Ryan D. Hayward, Vice Chair
Doug Carr, CPC Representative
Benjamin Johnson
Abigail Salerno, Webmaster and Local Project Coordinator
Edward Wiest
Peter Miller, Interim Secretary

Commissioner Bios – Past and Present

Looking North on High Street from Medford Square. Image circa 1880.

2020 Meeting Dates

The Commission traditionally meets on the second Monday of every month (except October, when it meets on the third Monday) at 7 PM in room 201 of City Hall.

January 13
February 10
March 9
April 13

In April 2020 the MHC had no new business and our community was taking precautions against the COVID-19, so the monthly meeting was cancelled. Since then we have been meeting via Zoom.

May 11
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 19*
November 9
December 14

Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Recorded Zoom Meetings, via Medford Community Media

Annual Reports

2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report