Boston Landmark

A Boston Landmark is a designation by the Boston Landmarks Commission for historic buildings and sites based on the grounds that it has historical, social, cultural, architectural or aesthetic significance to New England or the United States. While National Landmark or National Register status can provide tax incentives for the owner of an income-producing property, local landmark status provides more control over modifications to a designated historic structure or place.[1]

Criteria

For a group to start a designation procedure, they first meet with Boston Landmarks Commission staff to discuss the petition process. Once a complete petition is submitted, a preliminary hearing is scheduled to determine if the Commission will accept the petition for further study. If the Commission accepts the petition, the building or site is added to the pending Landmarks list. Preparation of a study report on the proposed Landmark is the next step. A public hearing process follows to present the draft study report. A 2/3 majority vote of the Commission is necessary for a property to be designated as a Boston Landmark. The decision must then be confirmed by the Mayor of Boston and by the Boston City Council. The Boston Landmarks Commission determines if a property is eligible for landmark status based on whether it

  1. Is a site that represents some important aspect of cultural, political, economic, military, or social history
  2. Is a site that has a significant association with an outstanding historic person
  3. Is a notable work of an influential architect, landscape architect, designer, or builder
  4. Represents elements of design with distinctive characteristics of a period, style or method of construction or development.

Once designated, any proposed alterations must be reviewed and approved by the Boston Landmarks Commission.[2]

Recent Designations

In 2016, a commissioner submitted a petition to the Boston Landmarks Commission to designate the Citgo sign above Kenmore Square, when its support building at 660 Beacon Street was in the process of being sold by Boston University. The petition was accepted and the sign is a pending Landmark, with research for the study report underway.[3]

Since two unrelated designations in 2016, as of July 2018 no pending landmarks have been approved. A number of sites have remained pending since the 1980s.[4]

List of designated Boston Landmarks

Boston Landmarks Location Date Designated[5] Image References
20–30 Bromfield Street 20–30 Bromfield Street 1983
20-30 Bromfield Street 103014
[6]
39 & 41 Princeton Street (Stephen Huse Whidden House & Joseph Henry Stephenson House) Architectural Conservation District East Boston 1991 [7]
5–7 Broad Street 5-7 Broad Street 1983 [8]
Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District Brighton 2001 [9]
Adams-Nervine Asylum 990-1020 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain 1977 [10]
Alvah Kittredge House 10 Linwood Street, Roxbury 2016
Alvah Kittredge House
[11][12]
Arlington Street Church 355 Boylston Street, Back Bay 1978
ArlingtonStCh09
[13]
Armory of the First Corps of Cadets 97–105 Arlington Street 1977
FirstCorpsC
[14]
Austin Block 90–92 Main Street, Charlestown 1981 [15]
Back Bay Fens The Fenway 1983
Backbayfensbridge
[16][17]
Batterymarch Building 54 Battermarch Street, Jamaica Plain 1989 [18][19]
Bay State Road / Back Bay West Architectural Conservation District Bay State Road 1979 [20]
Bay Village Architectural Conservation District Bay Village 1983
Bay Village, Boston, MA - view 1
[21]
Blackstone Block Street Network Blackstone Block 1983
Union Oyster Boston
[22]
Boston Common Beacon Street 1977
Boston common 1848
[23]
Boston Young Men's Christian Union Building 48 Boylston Street, Theater District 1977
YMCABoshq
[24]
Boylston Building 2 Boylston Street, Theater District 1977
BoylstonBldg
[25]
Brook Farm 670 Baker Street, West Roxbury 1977
Brook Farm08
[26]
Burrage House 137 Beacon Street, Back Bay 1992 [27][28]
Charles River Esplanade Beacon Hill / Back Bay 2009
Esplanade Boston postcard byDetroitPubCo NYPL
[29]
Charles River Speedway Administration Building 1420–1440 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton 2013
CharlesRiverSpeedwayHeadquarters1900
[30]
Charlestown Savings Bank Building 1–4 Thompson Square, Charlestown 1981 [31]
Christian Science Center Complex Fenway 2011
USA 09562 Boston Luca Galuzzi 2007
[32]
Church Green Buildings 101–103,105–113 Summer Street 1979
Church Green Buildings Historic District Boston MA 01
[33]
Commonwealth Avenue Mall Back Bay 1977
Commonwealth Ave October 2006
[34]
Cox Building 1–7 Dudley Street, Roxbury 1980 [35]
Donald McKay House 80 White Street, East Boston 1977
Donald McKay House, East Boston MA
[36]
Dorchester North Burying Ground Columbia Road, Dorchester 1981
BostonMA DorchesterNorthBuryingGround
[37]
Dorchester Pottery Works 101–105 Victory Road, Dorchester 1980
Dorchester Pottery Works Boston MA 01
[38]
Ebenezer Hancock House Marshall Street 1978 [39]
Edward Everett House 16 Harvard Street, Charlestown 1996 [40]
Elizabeth Peabody Bookstore and Circulating Library 13–15 West Street 2011 [41][42]
Eustis Street Architectural Conservation District Roxbury 1981 [43]
Exchange Building 53 State Street 1980 [44]
Faneuil Hall 1–10 Faneuil Hall Square 1994
QuincyHall Bowen PictureOfBoston 1838
[45]
Federal Reserve Bank 30 Pearl Street 1978 [46]
Fort Point Channel Landmark District South Boston 2008
Fort Point Channel Historic District South Boston MA 01
[47]
Fowler-Clark Farm 487 Norfolk Street, Mattapan 2006 [48]
Franklin Park Roxbury 1980
FranklinPark Boston LOC040060v
[49]
George Milliken House 44 Virginia Street, Dorchester 2007 [50]
Gibson House (Interior) 187 Beacon Street, Back Bay 1992
Gibson House 29Jan2008
[51]
Harrison Loring House 789 East Broadway, South Boston 1984
Harrison Loring House South Boston MA 03
[52]
Hayden Building 681 Washington Street, Theater District 1977
HaydenBldgBos
[53][54]
International Trust Company Building 45 Milk Street 1978
ITCBldgBos
[55]
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 280 The Fenway 2013
ISGardnerMuseum
[56]
Jacob Wirth Buildings 31–39 Stuart Street, Theater District 1977
WirthsBosstore
[57]
James Blake House 210 East Cottage Street, Dorchester 1978
James Blake House, Dorchester, Massachusetts - exterior
[58]
James Michael Curley House 350 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain 1989 [59]
Lewis–Dawson Farmhouse at the Arnold Arboretum 1090 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain 2007 [60][61]
Liberty Tree Building 628–36 Washington Street, Theater District 1985
Liberty Tree Building Boston
[62]
Loring-Greenough House 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain 1999
Loring-Greenough
[63]
Malcolm X – Ella Little-Collins House 72 Dale Street, Roxbury 1998 [64]
McCormack Post Office and Courthouse 5 Post Office Square 1998 [65]
Mission Church Complex Mission Hill 2004 [66]
Modern Theatre 523–525 Washington Street 2002
ClarenceBlackall theatre4 Boston AmericanArchitect March1915
[67]
Oak Square School 35 Nonantum Street, Brighton 1979
Oak Square School Boston MA 02
[68]
Old State House 208 Washington Street 1994
Old State House Boston Massachusetts2
[69]
Paramount Theater 549–563 Washington Street, Theater District 1984
Paramount Theatre, Boston MA
[70]
Proctor Building 100–106 Bedford Street 1983 [71]
Public Garden Beacon Street 1977
Boston Common Public Garden 1890
[72]
Quincy Market Faneuil Hall Market Place 1996
Quincy Market south-east sides
[73][74]
South End Landmark District South End 1983
SErowHouses
[75][76]
St. Botolph Street Architectural Conservation District St. Botolph Street 1981 [77]
St. Gabriel's Monastery Building 159 Washington Street, Brighton 1989 [78][79]
Theodore Parker Unitarian Church 1851 Centre Street, West Roxbury 1983
Theodore Parker statue
[80]
Trinity Neighborhood House 406 Meridian Street, East Boston 1981
Trinity Neighborhood House, East Boston MA
[81]
Tugboat Luna Charles River 1985
Tugboat Luna 1
[82]
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building 140 Federal Street 1983
USMCBostonL
[83]
Vienna Brewery Complex 133 Halleck & 37 Station, Roxbury 1999 [84]
Wilbur Theatre 250 Tremont Street, Theater District 1987
Boston MA Wilbur Theatre
[85]
William Monroe Trotter House 97 Sawyer Avenue, Dorchester 1977
BostonMA WilliamMonroeTrotterHouse
[86][87]

References

  1. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/landmarks-commission/designating-landmarks-boston
  2. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/landmarks-commission/how-apply-landmarks-design-review
  3. ^ https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2016/10/20/panel-drafting-rules-that-could-protect-famed-boston-sign
  4. ^ Pending and Designated Landmarks as of July 2018, PDF file, Retrieved September 8, 2018
  5. ^ "City of Boston" (PDF). City of Boston. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  6. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1983). "20–30 Bromfield Street Study Report" (PDF).
  7. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1991). "39 & 41 Princeton Street Architectural Conservation District Study Report" (PDF).
  8. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1983). "5–7 Broad Street Study Report" (PDF).
  9. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2002). "Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District Study Report" (PDF).
  10. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "Adams-Nervine Asylum Study Report" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Alvah Kittredge House Study Report" (PDF). 2016.
  12. ^ Historic Boston (December 22, 2015). "Alvah Kittredge House Proposed For Boston Landmark Designation".
  13. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1978). "Arlington Street Church Study Report" (PDF).
  14. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "Armory of the First Corps Cadets Study Report" (PDF).
  15. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1980). "The Austin Block Study Report" (PDF).
  16. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1983). "Back Bay Fens Study Report" (PDF).
  17. ^ Berg, Shary Page (n.d.). "Restoring Olmstead's Vision". Muddy River Restoration Project. Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee.
  18. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1995). "Batterymarch Building Study Report" (PDF).
  19. ^ Gehrman, Elizabeth (December 21, 2014). "When Boston first went big: COnsidering one of our original skyscrapers". The Boston Globe Magazine.
  20. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1979). "Bay State Road/Back Bay West Study Report" (PDF).
  21. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1983). "Bay Village Study Report" (PDF).
  22. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1983). "Blackstone Block Street Network Study Report" (PDF).
  23. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "Boston Common Study Report" (PDF).
  24. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "Boston Young Men's Christian Union Building Study Report" (PDF).
  25. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "The Boylston Building Study Report" (PDF).
  26. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "Brook Farm Study Report" (PDF).
  27. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (n.d.). "The Burrage House Study Report" (PDF).
  28. ^ Larson, Todd (May 26, 2016). "In three Back Bay mansions, Gilded Age shines again". The Boston Globe.
  29. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2009). "Charles River Esplande Study Report" (PDF).
  30. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2011). "Charles River Speedway Administration Building" (PDF).
  31. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1978). "Charlestown Savings Bank Building" (PDF).
  32. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2011). "Christian Science Center Complex Study Report" (PDF).
  33. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1979). "The Church Green Buildings Study Report" (PDF).
  34. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1978). "Commonwealth Avenue Mall Study Report" (PDF).
  35. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1979). "Cox Building Study Report" (PDF).
  36. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "Donald McKay House Study Report" (PDF).
  37. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (n.d.). "Dorchester North Burying Ground Study Report" (PDF).
  38. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1980). "Dorchester Pottery Works Study Report" (PDF).
  39. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "Ebenezer Hancock House Study Report" (PDF).
  40. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1996). "Edward Everett House Study Report" (PDF).
  41. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2011). "13–15 West Street Study Report" (PDF).
  42. ^ Fox, Jeremy C. (September 15, 2011). "Commission appears poised to declare former Transcendentalist bookstore a landmark". Boston.com.
  43. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1981). "Eustis Street Area Study Report" (PDF).
  44. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1979). "The Exchange Building Study Report" (PDF).
  45. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1994). "Faneuil Hall Study Report" (PDF).
  46. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1978). "Federal Reserve Bank Study Report" (PDF).
  47. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2008). "The Fort Point Channel Landmark District Study Report" (PDF).
  48. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2005). "Fowler-Clark Farm Study Report" (PDF).
  49. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1980). "Franklin Park Study Report" (PDF).
  50. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (n.d.). "George Milliken House Study Report" (PDF).
  51. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1992). "Gibson House (Interior) Study Report" (PDF).
  52. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1981). "Harrison Loring House Study Report" (PDF).
  53. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "The Hayden Building Study Report" (PDF).
  54. ^ "Mayor Menino Dedicates Historic Hayden Building". Boston Planning & Development Agency. May 1, 2013.
  55. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1978). "International Trust Company Building Study Report" (PDF).
  56. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2011). "Isabella Stewart Garnder Museum Study Report" (PDF).
  57. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "The Jacob Wirth Buildings Study Report" (PDF).
  58. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1978). "The James Blake House Study Report" (PDF).
  59. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1988). "James Michael Curley House Study Report" (PDF).
  60. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (n.d.). "Lewis–Dawson Farmhouse at the Arnold Arboretum Study Report" (PDF).
  61. ^ "Harvard University Statement on Jabez Lewis House". Arnold Arboretum. October 18, 2007.
  62. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1985). "The Liberty Tree Building Study Report" (PDF).
  63. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1999). "The Loring-Greenough House Study Report" (PDF).
  64. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1998). "The Malcolm X — Ella Little-Collins House Study Report" (PDF).
  65. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1997). "The John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House Study Report" (PDF).
  66. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2004). "Mission Church Complex Study Report" (PDF).
  67. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (2002). "Modern Theatre Study Report" (PDF).
  68. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1979). "Oak Square School Study Report" (PDF).
  69. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1994). "The Old State House Study Report" (PDF).
  70. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1983). "Paramount Theatre Study Report" (PDF).
  71. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1983). "The Proctor Building Study Report" (PDF).
  72. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "Public Garden Study Report" (PDF).
  73. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1996). "Quincy Market Study Report" (PDF).
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  78. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1988). "Saint Gabriel's Monastery Complex Study Report" (PDF).
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  81. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1981). "Trinity Neighborhood House Study Report" (PDF).
  82. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1985). "The Tugboat Luna Study Report" (PDF).
  83. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1983). "United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building Study Report" (PDF).
  84. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1998). "The Vienna Brewery Complex Study Report" (PDF).
  85. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1983). "Wilbur Theatre Study Report" (PDF).
  86. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (1977). "The William Monroe Trotter House Study Report" (PDF).
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External links

Bijou Theatre (Boston)

The Bijou Theatre (1882–1943) in Boston, Massachusetts, occupied the second floor of 545 Washington Street near today's Theatre District. Architect George Wetherell designed the space, described by a contemporary reviewer as "dainty." Proprietors included Edward Hastings, George Tyler, and B.F. Keith. Around the 1900s, it featured a "staircase of heavy glass under which flowed an illuminated waterfall."

The Bijou "closed 31 December 1943 and was razed in 1951." The building's facade still exists. It is a pending Boston Landmark.

Chestnut Hill Reservation

Chestnut Hill Reservation is a public recreation area and historic preserve surrounding the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The reserve is part of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Historic District, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a City of Boston Landmark. It is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Chestnut Hill Reservoir is a reservoir created in 1870 on existing marshes and meadowland to supplement the city of Boston's water needs. It is surrounded by Chestnut Hill, a neighborhood which consists of parts of Boston, Brookline, and Newton. The reservoir, though, is located entirely within the city limits of Boston. A 1.56 mile jogging loop abuts the reservoir. Chestnut Hill Reservoir was taken offline in 1978 as it was no longer needed for regular water supply distribution, but is maintained in emergency backup status. It is recognized today on the National Register of Historic Places and it has designation as a City of Boston Landmark.

On May 1, 2010, the Chestnut Hill Reservoir was temporarily brought back online during a failure of a connecting pipe at the end of the MetroWest Water Supply Tunnel. The Sudbury aqueduct was also activated to feed Chestnut Hill from the Foss and Sudbury reservoirs to keep the supply going. Separately the Spot Pond reservoir, also an emergency source, was tapped during the pipe break incident. Though a boil-water order was issued for fear that the water would not be safe to drink, following heavy treatment with chlorine later tests showed the water to be completely safe for drinking.In mid April 2012, the body of a Boston College student who had been missing for seven weeks was found in the reservoir. Initial autopsy results were consistent with the student having accidentally drowned.

Christian Science Center

The Christian Science Center is a 14.5-acre (5.9 ha) site on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Huntington Avenue in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A popular tourist attraction, the center is owned by the Church of Christ, Scientist (the Christian Science church), which refers to it as Christian Science Plaza. The complex, including most of the landscape was designated as a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 2011.

The site houses the religion's administrative center and its Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

Colonial Theatre (Boston)

The Colonial Theatre, opened in 1900, is the oldest continually-operating theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Designed by the architectural firm of Clarence Blackall and paid for by Frederick Lothrop Ames, Jr., the theatre first opened its doors for a performance of Ben-Hur on December 20, 1900. Ben-Hur operated with a cast and crew of 350 people and featured eight live horses on stage in full gallop during the chariot race scene. The play was so mechanically and technically extraordinary, it was featured on the cover of Scientific American. It is located at 106 Boylston Street on Boston Common at the former site of the Boston Public Library. It is a pending Boston Landmark.

Copley Square

Copley Square, named for painter John Singleton Copley, is a public square in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, bounded by Boylston Street, Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue, and Dartmouth Street. Prior to 1883 it was known as Art Square due to its many cultural institutions, some of which remain today. It is a pending Boston Landmark.

Emerald Necklace

The Emerald Necklace consists of a 1,100-acre (4.5 km2; 450 ha) chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. It gets its name from the way the planned chain appears to hang from the "neck" of the Boston peninsula; to this day it is not fully constructed. In 1989 the Emerald Necklace Parks was designated as Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission.

Franklin Park (Boston)

Franklin Park, a partially wooded 527-acre (2.13 km2) parkland in the Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts, is maintained by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. It is Boston's biggest park and the site of Franklin Park Zoo. It was designated a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1980.

Massachusetts Historical Society

The Massachusetts Historical Society is a major historical archive specializing in early American, Massachusetts, and New England history. It is located at 1154 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts and is the oldest historical society in the United States, having been established in 1791.

The Society's building was constructed in 1899 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. In 2016, The Boston Landmarks Commission designated it a Boston Landmark.

New England Conservatory of Music

The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest independent school of music in the United States, and it is widely recognized as one of the country's most distinguished music schools. NEC is especially known for its strings, piano, woodwinds, and brass departments, and its prestigious chamber music program.The conservatory, located on Huntington Avenue of the Arts near Boston Symphony Hall, is home each year to 750 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies along with 1400 more in its Preparatory School as well as the School of Continuing Education. At the collegiate level, NEC offers the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts, as well as the Undergraduate Diploma, Graduate Diploma, and Artist Diploma. Also offered are five-year joint double-degree programs with Harvard University and Tufts University.NEC is the only music school in the United States designated as a National Historic Landmark and it is a pending Boston Landmark. Its primary concert hall, Jordan Hall, hosts approximately 1,000 concerts each year.

One Boston Place

One Boston Place, also known as the Boston Company Building, is a 41-story office tower located in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. With a height of 601 feet (183 meters), One Boston Place is the 6th-tallest building in the city. Despite its simple appearance, One Boston Place has become a major Boston landmark due to its distinctive diagonal exterior bracing and unusual rooftop "box" design. Completed in 1970, the skyscraper has served as home to several law, financial, real estate, and corporate firms. Bank of New York Mellon is currently (July 2007) the primary tenant of the building.

Quincy Market

Quincy Market is a historic market complex near Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It was constructed in 1824–26 and named in honor of Mayor Josiah Quincy, who organized its construction without any tax or debt. The market is a designated National Historic Landmark and Boston Landmark, significant as one of the largest market complexes built in the United States in the first half of the 19th century.

South End Historical Society

The South End Historical Society or SEHS, is a non-profit community organization founded in 1966, and dedicated to the preservation of the built environment and revitalization of the South End neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. In 1972, the South End neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as the largest extant Victorian rowhouse district in the United States. In 1983, the district achieved designation as a Boston Landmark District, by the Boston Landmarks Commission, bringing with it legal protection and public review of alterations to buildings within the district.

Over the course of its existence the SEHS has worked to retain and restore architectural integrity of the South End. The SEHS supports research, conservation, and education to protect and promote interest in the local historic buildings, monuments, and public squares of the South End.

St. Leonard's Church, Boston

St. Leonard's Church is a Roman Catholic church located at the corner of Hanover and Prince Streets in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest churches built by Italian immigrants in the United States. The church is a pending Boston Landmark.

Symphony Hall, Boston

Symphony Hall is a concert hall located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. Designed by McKim, Mead and White, it was built in 1900 for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which continues to make the hall its home. The hall was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1999 and is a pending Boston Landmark. It was then noted that "Symphony Hall remains, acoustically, among the top three concert halls in the world ... and is considered the finest in the United States." Symphony Hall, located one block from Berklee College of Music to the north and one block from the New England Conservatory to the south, also serves as home to the Boston Pops Orchestra as well as the site of many concerts of the Handel and Haydn Society.

Taj Boston

Taj Boston is a luxury hotel located in Boston, Massachusetts. The hotel has been in continuous operation since it opened in 1927 as The Ritz Carlton. The property is a Boston landmark and anchors fashionable Newbury Street and the picturesque Boston Public Garden, located in the heart of the Back Bay As of October 2014, room rates range from $350 to $3,000 per night.The hotel was for many years part of first one, then a second chain using the Ritz-Carlton name. The Ritz-Carlton Boston was purchased in 2006 by Taj Hotels and renamed Taj Boston on January 11, 2007.

Trinity Church (Boston)

Trinity Church in the City of Boston, located in the Back Bay of Boston, Massachusetts, is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The congregation, currently standing at approximately 4,000 households, was founded in 1733. Five services are offered each Sunday, and weekday services are offered three times a week from September through June. Within the spectrum of worship styles in the Anglican tradition, Trinity Church has historically been considered a Broad Church parish.

In addition to worship, the parish is actively involved in service to the community, pastoral care, programs for children and teenagers, and Christian education for all ages. The church is home to several high-level choirs, including the Trinity Choir, Trinity Schola, Trinity Choristers, and Trinity Chamber Choir. The building is currently under study for becoming a Boston Landmark.

United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building

The United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building is a historic office building at 160 Federal Street in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. The steel-frame skyscraper has 24 stories and a penthouse, and was built in 1929–1930 to a design by George W. Fuller and Parker, Thomas & Rice for the United Shoe Machinery Corporation. It is one of Boston's finest Art Deco buildings, including an elaborately decorated lobby. It was built for the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, which at the time controlled 98% of the nation's shoe machinery business.The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and in 1983 it was designated a Boston Landmark with rare interior (lobby) as well as exterior protection by the Boston Landmarks Commission.

Wang Theatre

The Wang Theatre is a theatre in Boston. It originally opened in 1925 as the Metropolitan Theatre and was later renamed the Music Hall. It was designed by Clarence Blackall and is located at 252–272 Tremont Street in the Boston Theatre District. The theatre is operated as part of the Boch Center. The theatre was designated as a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1990.

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