Historical Commission

Chapter 40C of the Massachusetts General Laws (Historic District Act); Chapter 40, Section 8D of the Massachusetts General Laws; Chapter 2.78 of the Cambridge Municipal Code; and City Council Order of 2000 establishing the Harvard Square Conservation District.

Identify, preserve and protect significant buildings, sites, structures and places within the City that constitute or reflect distinctive features of the architectural, cultural, political, economic or social history of the City. Advise city agencies for the purpose of preserving and protecting historical resources.

7 members, 3 alternates (nominee by Cambridge Historical Society, Chapter of the American Institute of Architects covering Cambridge, the Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Board of Realtors covering Cambridge, resident(s) of historic district, lawyer)

3 years

City Dept: 
Historical Commission, 617-349-4683; 617-349-6112 (TTY).

Meeting Dates: For additional information, please visit http://www2.cambridgema.gov/Historic/meetingsprocess.html 

Commission Members:

William B. King, Chair (term expiring on 9/30/16)
Bruce Irving, Vice Chair
Shary Berg, Member, 3-year term, effective 6/22/15
M. Wyllis Bibbins
Robert G. Crocker (term expiring on 2/8/17)
Chandra Harrington term expiring on 6/26/17
Jo M. Solet (term expiring on 6/22/16)
Joseph V. Ferrara, Alternate (term expiring on 6/10/18)
Susannah Tobin, Alternate
(term expiring on 6/10/18)

Charles Sullivan, Executive Director, Cambridge Historical Commission.



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795 Massachusetts Ave
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Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager