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
Peter Miller, Interim Secretary
Doug Carr, CPC Representative
Jessica Farrell, Local Project Coordinator
Edward Wiest
Kit Nichols

Commissioner Bios – Past and Present

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

2023 Meeting Dates

The Commission traditionally meets on the second Monday of every month (except October, when it has a contingency meeting on the first Monday for demo delay business and then meets for regular business on the third Monday) at 7 PM. As a precaution against COVID-19, all of our meetings are being held digitally via Zoom until further notice.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96236192680 (double-check agenda to confirm link)

January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 2*
October 16*
November 13
December 11

Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Recorded Zoom Meetings, via Medford Community Media

Annual Reports

2022 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report