Cambridge Historical Commission Meeting

6:00 PM Wednesday, November 10, 2021


Sarah Burks,, 617-349-4683


Notice is hereby given that a public meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 6:00 PM to consider the following matters under M.G.L. Ch. 40C and Ch. 2.78 of the Code of the City of Cambridge:

This meeting will be held online with remote participation. The public may participate via the Zoom webinar platform ( from a phone, tablet, or computer. To join the meeting, register here: or call (301)715-8592. Webinar ID#: 810 1007 8635. Confirm meeting details or view meeting materials online at Written comment is welcome up to 24 hours before the meeting and may be sent to

Public Hearings: Landmark Designation Proceedings

Case L-140: 1627 Massachusetts Ave. Lesley University, owner. Consider confirmation of commission’s initiation of a landmark designation study.

Public Hearing: Demolition Review and Landmark Designation Proceedings

Case D-1595 and Case L-141: 2161 Massachusetts Ave. ND Development, LLC, owner. Application to move building on lot and demolish rear and side sections. Consider petition by ten or more registered voters to initiate a landmark designation study.

Public Hearings: Demolition Review

Case D-1596: 47-53 Bay State Rd., by American Assoc. of Variable Star Observers, current owner, o/b/o Sun Property Group. Demolish house, offices, and warehouse buildings (1948 with later additions).

Case D-1597, D-1598, and D-1599: 4 and 6 Buckingham Pl. and 10 Buckingham St., by Buckingham, Brown & Nichols School. Demolish the Kelsey House (1894) and Morrison House (1884; moved 1893) and demolish the additions of and reconstruct the Markham building (1892 with later additions) on an adjusted site plan as part of the BB&N Lower School Revisioning.

Bruce A. Irving, Chair
Cambridge Chronicle
, 10/28/21, 11/3/21

Cases may be taken out of order and approved at the beginning of the meeting. Persons who wish to have a hearing on a case should notify the Commission in advance or be present at the beginning of the meeting when the Consent Agenda will be discussed.

Meeting notices may be viewed on the CHC web site here. Project plans and staff reports can be viewed online here.