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:

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

Commissioner Bios

We are currently looking for a 7th member; please contact us for more information.

2019 Meeting Dates

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

January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 21*
November 18*
December 9



3 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.

  2. Excellent question!
    I wanted to point out that the more old house homeowners spend the money to put a house marker on their homes, the bigger a message we’re sending to developers that buy properties to demo old homes to build small buildings of luxury units.
    If Medford shows it’s pride in our historic buildings and how much we would fight to retain them, developers may very well think twice about buying to demo.

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