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

Commissioner Bios – Past and Present

Postcard image of “the little stream that feeds Mystic Lake at West Medford” via ebay

2020 Meeting Dates

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

In the service of increased transparency, we ask that, anyone with items for a public meeting contact us on or before the Monday one week prior to our regular public meeting. This will allow us to get all items onto into the published agenda in a timely manner. Our public meeting dates are the second Monday of every month, so the deadline is simply the first Monday of the month. 

Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Annual Reports

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