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: View our list of upcoming meeting dates

Commission Members:

William Barry
Shary Page Berg
Robert G. Crocker
Chandra Harrington
William King
Bruce Irving
Kyle Sheffield
Jo Solet
Susannah Barton Tobin
Kyle Sheffield, Alternate
Joseph Ferrara, Alternate
Susannah Barton Tobin, Alternate

Charles Sullivan, Executive Director, Cambridge Historical Commission.

Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

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

Louis DePasquale
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager