Landmarks and Easements

GIS File Name

HISTORICAL_LandmarksEasements

Description

This layer contains polygons representing individual properties, usually a single parcel or building. The GIS data layer was created from paper documents.

Purpose

The Historical_LandmarksEasements layer contains individual parcels and buildings that are designated by the City Council as Cambridge Landmarks or that are protected by way of a voluntary donation of a preservation easement (aka preservation restriction) by a property owner to the City’s Historical Commission. Changes to the layer come about a few times a year as new landmarks and easements are so designated.

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Attributes

Name Type Details Description
PROPERTY_T type: String
width: 15
precision: 0
Type of protection on the property
ADDRESS type: String
width: 33
precision: 0
Street address
HISTORIC_N type: String
width: 45
precision: 0
Historic name of the property
ML type: String
width: 11
precision: 0
Parcel ID (map and lot number)
BLOCK type: Integer
width: 4
precision: 10
Assessing block number
LOT type: Integer
width: 4
precision: 10
Assessing lot number
PROPERTYTYPE type: String
width: 15
precision: 0
Type of protection on the property

Coordinate System

NAD 1983 StatePlane Massachusetts Mainland FIPS 2001 Feet