SEHS Executive Director, Stacen Goldman, recently spoke with Megan Turchi of boston.com about the history of the South End for an ongoing series about the city of Boston’s Historic Districts. The South End, along with eight other districts, are designated Landmark Districts by the City. The Boston Landmarks Commission is a division of the City of Boston Environment Department oversees all exterior construction work in historic districts.
The South End Historical Society works closely with the South End Landmark District Commission and advocates for historic preservation in the neighborhood. The South End is the largest Victorian brick row house district in the United States, and the SEHS works tirelessly to promote education about and the preservation of this culturally rich and historically significant neighborhood.