Welcome

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.

Demolition Review Cases


Current Commissioners:

Ryan D. Hayward, Chairman
Doug Carr, Secretary
Benjamin Johnson
Abigail Salerno, Webmaster and Local Project Coordinator
Richard T. Northrup
Jennifer Keenan, Vice Chair
Edward Wiest

Commissioner Bios

We are always interested in alternates to serve on the commission. Please contact us for more information.


2018 Meeting Dates

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

January 8
February 12
March 12 (rescheduled to March 19 at 6:30, weather delay)
April 9 (emergency meeting added on April 23)
May 14
June 11
July 9
July 31
August 20
September 17*
October 16*
November 12
December 10

*September meeting moved to accommodate the start of the school year; October meeting moved to allow for the holiday closing of City Hall.

2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. I’m interested in finding out how to get an historic marker for a home in Medford. Is this something the historical commission deals with? Thanks for your help.

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