Dorchester's Boston Landmarks

A list of official Boston Landmarks in Dorchester, including pending and denied applications

A Boston Landmark designation is the highest form of recognition of an historic property in the city and carries restrictions. Changes to a Boston Landmark must be approved by the Boston Landmarks Commission. Boston Landmarks are designated by the Boston Landmarks Commission through a petition process. The guidelines for designation include a requirement that the historical significance of the resource must reach a level beyond just the local.

Boston Landmarks

Official Boston Landmarks have been fully-designated by the Boston Commission and have received the approval of the City Council and the Mayor. To qualify, properties must have a significance that extends beyond Boston to the region or the nation.

Pending Landmarks

Some Dorchester properties have received initial acceptance for further study by the Boston Landmarks Commission. 

Denied Landmarks

The Boston Landmarks Commission has declined petitions for Landmark status if they feel the property does not rise to the level of significance required.  Many of the denied properties have not fared well.

1203-1205 Adams Street, John Bussey House

1203-1205 Adams Street, John Bussey House

68 Willow Court

68 Willow Court

884 Adams Street

884 Adams Street

Anna Harris Smith House, 65 Pleasant Street

Anna Harris Smith House, 65 Pleasant Street

Ashmont Hill Architectural Conservation District

Calf Pasture Pumping Station, 1883, George Albert Clough, city architect

Calf Pasture Pumping Station, 1883, George Albert Clough, city architect

Dorchester North Burying Ground

Dorchester North Burying Ground

Dorchester Pottery Works, 105 Victory Road, Dorchester, MA

Dorchester Pottery Works, 105 Victory Road, Dorchester, MA

Elisha T. Loring House, 21 Mill Street

Elisha T. Loring House, 21 Mill Street

Fowler Clark Farm, 487 Norfolk Street, Mattapan

Fowler Clark Farm, 487 Norfolk Street, Mattapan

George Milliken House, 44 Virginia Street

George Milliken House, 44 Virginia Street

Industrial School for Girls, 232 Centre Street

Industrial School for Girls, 232 Centre Street

James Blake House, 735 Columbia Road

James Blake House, 735 Columbia Road

Jones Hill Architectural Conservation District

Kewhew-Wright House, 24 Grampian Way

Kewhew-Wright House, 24 Grampian Way

O’Brien’s Market, 1911-1913 Dorchester Avenue / 175 Ashmont Street

O’Brien’s Market, 1911-1913 Dorchester Avenue / 175 Ashmont Street

Peabody Square Clock, intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Street

Peabody Square Clock, intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Street

Port Norfolk Architectural Conservation District

Roswell Gleason House, 101 Claybourne Street, demolished

Roswell Gleason House, 101 Claybourne Street, demolished

Stoughton School, 36-40 River Street

Stoughton School, 36-40 River Street

William Monroe Trotter House, 97 Sawyer Avenue

William Monroe Trotter House, 97 Sawyer Avenue

Worthington House, 1048 Dorchester Avenue

Worthington House, 1048 Dorchester Avenue