BHAC Agenda

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 16  at 4:00 PM in Boston City Hall – Piemonte Room

Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the commission, in accordance with Ch. 616 of the Acts of 1955, as amended. Applications are available for public inspection during business hours at the offices of the Environment Department. Applicants or their representatives are advised to attend, unless indicated otherwise below. Sign language interpreters are available upon request.

After 5:30 p.m., enter and exit City Hall at the Dock Square entrance on Congress Street (across from Faneuil Hall).


4:30 PM

Application 15.1530 BH 51 Charles Street

Applicant: Karen Fabbri (tenant): Install fascia sign


4:45 PM

Application 15.1532 BH 161 Charles Street

Applicant: Sandy Lupien (sign contractor): Install hanging blade sign

III. Administrative Review/Approval: In order to expedite the review process, the commission has delegated the approval of certain work items, such as those involving ordinary maintenance and repair, restoration or replacement, or which otherwise have a minimal impact on a building’s appearance, to the staff pending ratification at its monthly public hearing. Having been identified as meeting these eligibility criteria and all applicable guidelines, the following applications will be approved at this hearing:

 Application 16.017 BH 57 Beacon Street: Spot repoint; repair and repaint lintels, sills, window trim and shutters to match existing; replace 13 wood 6/6 windows and 2 triple hung wood windows in kind, adding screens; repair and repaint windows at rear elevation; repaint fire escapes and ironwork black; replace French doors; repair slate roof

Application 16.014 BH 58 Beacon Street: Remove portion of fire escape at rear elevation

Application 15.1060 BH 90 Beacon Street: Construct roof deck on rear ell

Application 15.1404 BH 93 Beacon Street: Repair and reinstall fire balcony; repair and repaint brownstone

Application 15.1403 BH 94 Beacon Street: Repair and reinstall fire balcony; repair and repaint brownstone

Application 15.1431 BH 37 Brimmer Street: Replace copper gutters and flashing

Application 16.004 BH 55-57 Brimmer Street: Replace portions of clapboard siding in kind; replace copper gutter, leader, and flashing in kind; install new garage door, pedestrian door, and reintroduce transom window; install fence

Application 15.1540 BH 56 Brimmer Street: Repoint façade to match existing; replace cracked window lintel in kind; repaint windows to match existing

Application 15.1538 BH 65-67 Charles Street: Replace copper gutters in kind

Application 15.1539 BH 69 Charles Street: Replace copper gutter in kind

Application 16.016 BH 121 Charles Street: Install hanging blade sign on existing bracket

Application 16.005 BH 27 Chestnut Street: Replace slate roof, copper gutters and downspouts in kind; repoint façade; replace 5 skylights; caulk windows

Application 15.1409 BH 128 Chestnut: Repaint door black and paneling cream; repaint first floor masonry to match existing; repaint ironwork and balconies black

Application 16.015 BH 30 Hancock Street: Remove rear yard fence and excavate rear yard to address rodent infestation

III. Administrative Review/Approval (continued):

Application 16.013 BH 16 Lime Street: Replace slate roofing, copper flashing, and downspouts in kind; repair and repaint windows; repair and repaint entry door and surround to match existing

Application 15.1529 BH 3 Louisburg Square: Repair chimney, reusing existing bricks; install snow guards; reset brick sidewalk and curb (private sidewalk)

Application 16.007 BH 10 Louisburg Square: Replace slate roof; replace copper gutter and flashings; replace snow guards; repair rotted trim in dormer windows and repaint windows to match existing

Application 15.1413 BH 19 Louisburg Square: Replace slate roofing and copper flashing in kind; paint windows, trim, and ironwork to match existing; repair windows

Application 15.1428 BH 8 Mount Vernon Place: Repair slate roof, with selected in kind replacement; repair fire escape connections

Application 15.1406 BH 43 Mount Vernon Street: Repaint windows, shutters, and masonry to match existing; repair brick wall at side elevation to match existing

Application 15.1528 BH 65 Mount Vernon Street: Repaint windows and trim to match existing

Application 16.012 BH 75 Mount Vernon Street: Repair brownstone pilasters, cornice and lintel; clean and repaint wood entry door and surround to match existing; restore gate posts and gate, fabricating new elements where missing to match original design

Application 15.1430 BH Multiple Locations: Scrape and repaint 56 tree guards on Charles, Mount Vernon, and Beacon Streets

Application 15.1429 BH Multiple Locations: Replace heads of 4 pendant street light fixtures (poles and brackets to remain) at Charles St Circle

Application 16.011 BH 45 Myrtle Street: Spot repoint; replace copper gutters and downspouts in kind; scrape and repaint decorative concrete cornice to match existing

Application 15.1375 BH 63 Pinckney Street: Replace double door at entry

Application 15.1537 BH 73 Pinckney Street: Replace 2 wood 9/9 windows, 1 wood 6/9 window and 2 wood 4/6 windows in kind

Application 15.1432 BH 87 Pinckney Street: Replace copper and glass skylight in kind

Application 15.1412 BH 104 Revere Street: Replace secondary entry door in kind

Application 15.1227 BH 38 South Russell Street: Repair and repoint masonry; replace concrete stair and walkway at Smith Court elevation with brick stair and path; repair entry doors and stained glass transom; replace concrete lintels; replace windows; install light fixtures; construct roof deck and reclad existing head house with copper

Application 15.1531 BH 1 Spruce Street: Rebuild 12′ portion of brick garden wall, reusing existing bricks; repaint garage door and fascia; clad bay window roof with copper

Application 15.1427 BH 48 Temple Street: Temporary removal of wood siding and erection of safety fence to address active rodent infestation; modification of wood siding; below grade repairs [exempt]

Application 15.1411 BH 50 Temple Street: Paint entry doors and vestibule

Application 15.1410 BH 58 Temple Street: Repoint façade; replace brownstone sills and lintels in kind

Application 15.1536 BH 58 Temple Street: Replace 3 wood 2/2 windows and 2 wood 1/1 windows

Application 15.1435 BH 12 Walnut Street: Replace 2 wood windows in kind

Application 15.1434 BH 12 Walnut Street: Replace 8 wood windows in kind

Application 16.009 BH 2 West Cedar Street: Replace 6 wood 6/6 windows in kind and 2 wood 2/2 windows in kind

Application 16.006 BH 39 West Cedar: Replace rotted dormer window sills and trim; repaint dormer windows to match existing


Joel Pierce (Chair), Annlinnea Terranova, Kenneth Taylor, P.T. Vineburgh, Vacancy

Alternates: Thomas Hopkins, Susan Knack-Brown, Mary Fichtner, Danielle Santos, Vacancy

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