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All of Boston’s historic landmarks, and the ones that failed to make the cut

The petition for landmark status for Trinity Church in Copley Square is pending.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

The petition for landmark status for Trinity Church in Copley Square is pending.

The iconic Citgo sign got a new lease on life this week when the petroleum company reached a deal with its new landlord to keep the familar skyline feature in place for decades to come.

In a city as old and historic as Boston, the sign is one of many cherished properties and monuments around town.

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In some cases, as with the Citgo sign, efforts have failed to protect sites by securing historic landmark recognition from the city. At least so far.

The city in 1983 denied a petition for the sign to be given landmark status. But the Boston Landmarks Commission is currently considering a new petition.

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What else have people sought protection for in Boston?

Here are three lists. One shows petitions that have failed to get approval for landmark status; another shows petitions that are still pending. A third list shows approved landmarks.

Denied landmark status Below is a list of properties in Boston that have had petitions for landmark status denied by the city. Information is as of Dec. 2016 and all designations are exterior unless otherwise noted.
Property Address Neighborhood Year denied Notes
St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church 24 Thacher Street North End 1977 -
37 Newbury Street 37 Newbury Street Back Bay 1978 -
150-152 State Street 150-152 State Street Boston 1979 -
12, 14, 16 Carver Street 12, 14, 16 Carver Street Boston 1979 Demolished
Charles Street Jail - Boston 1979 City Council Veto
Charles Street Jail - Boston 1985 Mayoral Veto
Bancroft-Rice School Appleton Street South End 1978 -
Liberty Tree Block 628-36 Washington St. Boston 1978 Denied but later approved under reconsideration in 1985
All Saints Lutheran Church 85 W. Newton Street South End 1979 -
St. Cloud Hotel 565-67 Tremont Street South End 1979 -
Alexander Graham Bell Building 35 & 38 W. Newton St. South End 1979 -
Allen House Worcester Square South End 1979 -
Gary (Plymouth) Theater 127-31 Stuart Street Theater 1979 -
St. Gabriel's Monastery Building 159 Washington Street Brighton 1981 Mayoral veto - but later approved in 1989
Resident Physician's House 62 Blossom Street Boston 1982 -
Worthington House 1048 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester 1982 -
Citgo Sign Kenmore Square Boston 1983 Reconsideration pending
Kennedy's Building 26-38 Summer Street Boston 1984 -
93-101 Arch Street 93-101 Arch Street Boston 1983 -
Exeter Street Theater (interior) 26 Exeter Street Back Bay 1984 -
South Street Building 183 Essex Street Boston 1985 -
Coulton Building 452-62 Boylston Street Back Bay 1985 -
Prince Building 52-54 Devonshire St. Boston 1993 -
Ancient Arch North End North End 1987 -
Bonwit Teller/Museum of Natural History (interior) 234 Berkeley Street Back Bay 1988 -
Church of the Immaculate Conception 761 Harrison Ave. South End - Prior approval of landmark status designation was overtuned by SJC
The Coulton Building 426 Boylston Street Boston 1987 -
Governor Bates House 1 Monmouth Square East Boston 1987 -
First Church Jamaica Plain Centre Street Jamaica Plain - Petition withdrawn
James Michael Curley House 350 Jamaicaway Jamaica Plain 1988 Mayoral veto - Later approved
The Phillips Building 120 Tremont Street CBD 1989 Mayoral Veto
The New Studio Building 110 Tremont Street CBD 1989 Mayoral Veto
Bay State Road/Back Bay West Protection Area Kenmore Square Fenway 1988 -
Evans Building 174-75 Tremont Street Theater 1990 -
Auchmuty Building 120 Kingston St. CBD 2007 -
Vilna Shul (interior) 14-18 Phillips Street Beacon Hill 1990 City Council Veto
216-246 Causeway Street 216-46 Causeway St. CBD 1989 -
Ferdinand's Blue Store Addition 17-19 Warren Street Roxbury 1989 -
Graham Block 2286-2302 Washington Roxbury 1989 -
Hoffman Building 160 N. Washington St. CBD 1989 -
12-18 LaGrange Street 12-18 LaGrange Street Theater 1989 -
131 Beverly Street 131 Beverly Street CBD 1989 -
The Hoffman Building 160 N. Washington St. CBD 1989 -
624 Warren Street (interior) 624 Warren Street Roxbury 1990 -
The Cenacle 206 Lake Street Brighton 1990 -
The Keith Building St. Elizabeth's Hospital Brighton 1990 -
Boston Police Department 154 Berkeley Street CBD 1991 -
Women's City Club (interior) 39-40 Beacon Street Beacon Hill 1991 -
Women's City Club (interior) 39-40 Beacon Street Beacon Hill 1992 -
Bay State Road/Back Bay West Protection Area Bay State Road Boston 1993 -
Bay State Rd/Back Bay West (change Commission) Bay State Road Boston 1993 City Council Veto
Connolly's Bar 1182-84 Tremont St Lower Roxbury 1997 -
Sewall & Day Cordage Works 342 Western Avenue Brighton 1905 Hearing - Demolished
Nichols House 180 Moss Hill Road Jamaica Plain 1998 -
Northern Avenue Bridge Fort Point Channel Boston 1999 Mayoral Veto
East Boston Immigration Station 287 Marginal Street East Boston 2010 -
Hillel House 456 Parker Street Mission Hill 2000 -
Charles J. Page House 90 Westland Avenue Boston 2001 -
Gaiety Theater 659-665 Washington St. Theater 2003 -
St. Augustine’s Church 225 Dorchester Street South Boston 2004 -
MDC Headquarters Building 20 Somerset Street CBD - Demolished
Arlington building (former Shreve, Crump, and Low) 330 Boylston Street Boston 2006 -
Sparhawk Homestead 45 Murdock Street Brighton 2008 -
14 Meehan Street Stables 14 Meehan Street Jamaica Plain 2008 -
Arlington Bldg (Shreve, Crump, and Low) reconsidered 330 Boylston Street Boston 2008 -
Huntington Avenue YMCA 316-320 Huntington Ave Fenway 2011 -
Industrial School for Girls 232 Centre Street Dorchester 2011 -
Huntington Avenue YMCA reconsideration 316-320 Huntington Ave Fenway 2011 -
Kehew-Wright House [demolished March 2014] 24 Grampian Way Dorchester 2013 City Council Veto
Wolbach Building 55 Shattuck Street Longwood 2013 -
884 Adams Street 884 Adams Street Dorchester 2014 -
68 Willow Court 68 Willow Court Dorchester 2014 -
The Prouty Garden Boston Children’s Hosp. Longwood 2015 -

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Petition for landmark status pending Below is a list of properties in Boston that have petitions for landmark status pending with the city. In the status column, a petition labeled "under study" is one that has been accepted as a petition, but for which no public hearing has been held on whether to designate the property as a landmark. A petition labeled "hearing" is one that has been accepted as a petition and for which a public hearing has been held, but no vote has been taken. Properties are listed in the order in which petitions were filed, from oldest to most recent. Information is as of Dec. 2016 and all designations are exterior unless otherwise noted.
Property Address Neighborhood Status Notes
Ashmont Hill Architectural Conservation District Ashmont Hill Dorchester Hearing 2/8/77 -
Commercial Wharf Atlantic Ave. Waterfront Under Study -
Eben Jordan House (interior) 46 Beacon Street Beacon Hill Under Study -
St. Leonard's Church 31-35 Prince Street North End Under Study -
Highland Park Architectural Conservation District Roxbury Highlands Roxbury Under Study -
Armory (Interior) Arlington @ Columbus South Cove Under Study -
Sparhawk Street District Sparhawk Street Brighton Under Study -
Parker House 60 School Street Boston Under Study -
Elisha Loring House 21 Mill Street Dorchester Under Study -
Colonial Theater (interior) 106 Boylston Street Theater Hearing 7/24/90 -
Jones Hill Architectural Conservation District Jones Hill Dorchester Under Study -
North End District (Chapter 40C) North End North End Under Study -
Richards Building 112-116 State Street Boston Under Study -
Lincoln Building 60-70 Lincoln Street Boston Under Study -
Town Hill Landmark District Town Hill Charlestown Under Study -
Tremont Temple 88 Tremont Street Boston Under Study -
Quaker Lane Quaker Lane Boston Under Study -
Worthington Building 31-33 State Street Boston Under Study -
National Shawmut Bank Building 70-84 Devonshire St. Boston Under Study -
Trinity Church Copley Square Back Bay Under Study -
Jeweler's Building 371-79 Washington St. Boston Under Study -
Old South Building 280-300 Washington St Boston Under Study -
The Ropewalk Navy Yard Charlestown Hearing 7/12/88 -
Board of Trade Building 2-22 Broad Street Boston Under Study -
Samuel Appleton Building 110-14 Milk Street Boston Under Study -
Gridley J.F. Bryant Buildings, Boston City Hospital Harrison Ave. South End Under Study -
First Church Roxbury (interior/exterior) Putnam Chapel John Eliot Square Roxbury Under Study -
Fisher Junior College (interior) 118 Beacon Street Back Bay Under Study -
109-113 Broad Street 109-113 Broad Street Boston Under Study -
115-119 Broad Street 115-119 Broad Street Boston Under Study -
123-125 Broad Street 123-125 Broad Street Boston Under Study -
127-133 Broad Street 127-133 Broad Street Boston Under Study -
First Baptist Church (interior) Clarendon Street Back Bay Under Study -
Richardson Block 109-151 Pearl Street Boston Under Study -
Hutchinson Building 32-54 Province Street CBD Under Study -
Pope/Cahner's Building 219-23 Columbus Av. Back Bay Under Study -
Mass. College of Art 364 Brookline Ave. Fenway Under Study -
Copley Plaza (interior/exterior) St. James Ave. Back Bay Under Study -
Ferdinand's Blue Store 2260-72 Washington St Roxbury Under Study -
Paine Furniture Building 81 Arlington Street Back Bay Under Study -
Frederick Douglass Square District Warwick, Hammond St Lower Roxbury Under Study -
Bijou Theater/Amusement Center 543-47 Washington St. Theater Under Study -
Port Norfolk Architectural Conservation District Port Norfolk Dorchester Under Study -
South Market Building 100-99 Faneuil Hall Mt Boston Under Study -
North Market Building 300-99 Faneuil Hall Mt Boston Under Study -
Old Corner Bookstore 283 Washington St. Boston Under Study -
South End Light Industrial District South End South End Under Study -
Boston Fish Pier 212-234 Northern Ave. Boston Under Study -
Fenway Park 24 Yawkey Way Fenway Under Study -
Faneuil Gatekeeper’s House 351 Faneuil Street Brighton Under Study -
Baldwin Street Architectural Conservation District 101-107 Baldwin St. Charlestown Under Study -
Boston Public Library, Faneuil Branch 419 Faneuil Street Brighton Under Study -
Oak Square Fire Station 425 Faneuil Street Brighton Under Study -
10 Post Office Square 10 Post Office Square CBD Under Study -
Joseph H. Barnes School 127 Marion Street East Boston Under Study -
Charles F. Allen House 18 Roxana Street Hyde Park Under Study -
Parker Hill Branch – BPL 1497 Tremont Street Mission Hill Hearing 3/25/03 -
40 Orchard Hill Road 40 Orchard Hill Road Jamaica Plain Under Study -
Sacred Heart Church 12 North Square North End Under Study -
Stoughton School 36-40 River Street Dorchester Under Study -
Blessed Sacrament Church Complex "Centre, Creighton,
Sunnyside Streets" Jamaica Plain Under Study -
Our Lady of Presentation Church and Rectory 676-680 Washington St. Brighton Under Study -
Our Lady of Presentation School 640 Washington Street Brighton Under Study -
Putnam Nail Factory [parcel 1602617005] 12 Ericsson Street Dorchester Under Study -
Putnam Nail Factory [parcel 1602617008] 12 Ericsson Street Dorchester Under Study -
Boston City Hall City Hall Plaza CBD Under Study -
65 Pleasant Street 65 Pleasant Street Dorchester Under Study -
Boston Center for Adult Education 5 Commonwealth Ave Back Bay Under Study -
1203-5 Adams Street 1203-5 Adams Street Dorchester Under Study -
New England Telephone and Telegraph Building 185 Franklin Street CBD Under Study -
New England Conservatory/Jordan Hall (ext. and int.) 290 Huntington Avenue Fenway Under Study -
Horticultural Hall 247 Huntington Avenue Fenway Under Study -
Symphony Hall (exterior and interior) 301 Massachusetts Ave Fenway Under Study -
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Fenway Under Study -
William Lloyd Garrison House 125 Highland Street Roxbury Under Study -
Harvard Medical School 689 Huntington Avenue Fenway Under Study -
Industrial School for Girls 232 Centre Street Dorchester Under Study -
The Warren House 130 Warren Street Roxbury Under Study as of 4/26/16 -
The Blue Cross Blue-Shield Building 133 Federal Street CBD Under Study as of 6/14/16 -
The CITGO Sign 660 Beacon Street (roof) Boston Under Study as of 7/12/16 Denied in 1983
O'Brien's Market 1911-13 Dorchester Ave Dorchester Under Study as of 12/13/16 -

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Approved landmarks Below is a list of properties in Boston that have had petitions for landmark status approved by the city. Information is as of Dec. 2016 and all designations are exterior unless otherwise noted.
Property Address Neighborhood Year approved Note
Armory of First Corps Cadets Arlington @ Columbus South Cove 1977 -
Donald McKay House 80 White Street East Boston 1977 -
Boston Common Beacon Street Boston 1977 -
Public Garden Beacon Street Boston 1977 -
Adams Nervine Asylum 990-1020 Centre Street Jamaica Plain 1977 -
Brook Farm 670 Baker Street West Roxbury 1977 -
Hayden Building 681 Washington Street Theater 1977 -
William Monroe Trotter House 97 Sawyer Avenue Dorchester 1977 -
Commonwealth Avenue Mall - Back Bay 1977 -
Jacob Wirth's Restaurant (interior & exterior) 31-39 Stuart Street Theater 1977 -
Boston Young Men's Christian Union Building 48 Boylston Street Theater 1977 -
Boylston Building 2 Boylston Street Theater 1977 -
International Trust Company Building 45 Milk Street Boston 1978 -
Arlington Street Church 355 Boylston Street Back Bay 1978 -
Ebenezer Hancock House (interior & exterior) Marshall Street Boston 1978 -
James Blake House (interior & exterior) 210 East Cottage Street Dorchester 1978 -
Federal Reserve Bank 30 Pearl Street Boston 1978 -
Bay State Road/Back Bay West Arch. Cons. District - Fenway 1979 -
Oak Square School 35 Nonantum Street Brighton 1979 -
Cox Building 1-7 Dudley Street Roxbury 1979 -
Church Green Building 101-113 Summer Street Boston 1979 -
Franklin Park Franklin Park Roxbury 1980 -
Stock Exchange Building 53 State Street Boston 1980 -
Dorchester Pottery Works 101-5 Victory Road Dorchester 1980 -
Eustis Street Architectural Conservation District Washington Street Roxbury 1981 -
Charlestown Savings Bank 1-4 Thompson Square Charlestown 1981 -
St. Botolph Street Architectural Conservation District St. Botolph Street Boston 1981 -
Dorchester North Burying Ground Columbia Road Dorchester 1981 -
Trinity Neighborhood House 406 Meridian Street East Boston 1981 -
Austin Block 90-92 Main Street Charlestown 1981 -
Roswell Gleason House 101 Claybourne Street Dorchester 1982 Demolished, but many features preserved by MFA
Revision to St. Botolph District St. Botolph Street Boston 1982 -
South End Landmark District & Protection Area - South End 1983 -
United Shoe Machinery Company Building 160 Federal Street Boston 1983 -
Back Bay Fens The Fenway Fenway 1983 -
Proctor Building 100-6 Bedford Street Boston 1983 -
Blackstone Block Street Network Blackstone Block Boston 1983 -
20-30 Bromfield Street 20-30 Bromfield Street Boston 1983 -
Bay Village Architectural Conservation District Bay Village Bay Village 1983 -
5-7 Broad Street 5-7 Broad Street Boston 1983 -
7-9 Broad Street 7-9 Broad Street Boston 1983 -
64 Broad Street 64 Broad Street Boston 1983 -
68 Broad Street 68 Broad Street Boston 1983 -
72 Broad Street 72 Broad Street Boston 1983 -
102 Broad Street 102 Broad Street Boston 1983 -
25-27 India Street 25-27 India Street Boston 1983 -
66 Broad Street 66 Broad Street Boston 1983 -
Five Street Clocks Dorchester, Back Bay E & S Boston 1983 -
Paramount Theater (exterior & interior) 549-63 Washington St Theater District 1984 -
Harrison Loring House 789 East Broadway South Boston 1984 -
Liberty Tree Block (reconsideration) 628-36 Washington St. Theater 1985 Approved after reconsideration of 1978 denial
Tugboat LUNA Charles River Charles River 1985 -
Theodore Parker Unitarian Church 1851 Centre Street West Roxbury 1985 -
50-52 Broad Street 50-52 Broad Street Boston 1985 -
Berkeley Building 414-26 Boylston Street Back Bay 1985 -
Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation Dist. Mission Hill Mission Hill 1985 -
Second Brazer Building 25-29 State Street Boston 1985 -
Saxon Theater/Emerson Majestic (interior & exterior) 219-21 Tremont Street Theater 1986 -
U.S. Custom House McKinley Square Boston 1986 -
Wilbur Theater (Interior/Exterior) 250 Tremont Street Theater 1987 -
Church of the Immaculate Conception 761 Harrison Avenue South End 1987 Approved in 1987 but later overturned by court
St. Gabriel's Monastery Building 159 Washington Street Brighton 1989 Approved after being denied in 1981
Chestnut Hill Reservoir & Pumping Station Complex 2400-50 Beacon Street Brighton 1989 -
Sears' Building Park Drive Fenway 1989 -
Emerald Necklace Parks-Jamaica Pond, Olmsted Park Riverway, Jamaicaway Fenway, JP 1989 -
Curley House (interior/exterior) 350 Jamaicaway Jamaica Plain 1989 Had previously been denied
Wang Theater (interior) 268 Tremont Street Theater 1990 -
41 Princeton Street (Architectural Conservation Dist) 41 Princeton Street East Boston 1991 -
39 Princeton Street (Architectural Conservation Dist) 39 Princeton Street East Boston 1991 -
Great House Archaeological Site City Square Charlestown 1992 -
Gibson House (interior) 137 Beacon Street Back Bay 1992 -
Ames Building 1 Court Square Boston 1993 -
Flour & Grain Exchange 177 Milk Street Boston 1994 -
Old State House 208 Washington Street Boston 1994 -
Faneuil Hall 1-10 Faneuil Hall Sq. Boston 1994 -
Batterymarch Building "54-68 Batterymarch St., 83-
89 Broad St." CBD 1995 -
Quincy Market Building 200-99 Faneuil Hall Mt Boston 1996 -
Edward Everett House 16 Harvard Street Charlestown 1996 -
Allston Depot 353 Cambridge Street Allston 1997 -
McCormack Federal Bldg/Post Office & Courthouse 5 Post Office Square CBD 1998 -
Malcolm X Ella Little-Collins House 72 Dale Street Roxbury 1998 -
Keith Memorial/Opera House (interior & exterior) 537-39 Washington St. Theater 1999 -
Loring-Greenough House 12 South Street Jamaica Plain 1999 -
Houghton/Vienna Brewery Complex 133 Halleck/37 Station Mission Hill 1999 -
Boston Public Library, main branch Copley Square Back Bay 2000 -
Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District Brighton Brighton 2001 -
Modern Theater 523-527 Washington St. Boston 2002 -
Boston Evening Clinic (Burrage House) 314 Commonwealth Av Back Bay 2003 -
Mission Church Complex Smith streets Mission Hill 2004 -
Filene's 426 Washington Street Boston 2006 -
Fowler-Clark Farm 487 Norfolk Street Mattapan 2006 -
George Milliken House 44 Virginia Street Dorchester 2007 -
Jabez Lewis Farm House at the Arnold Arboretum 1090 Center Street Jamaica Plain 2007 -
Fort Point Channel District - South Boston 2008 -
Charles River Esplanade Storrow Drive Beacon Hill/Back Ba 2009 -
Christian Science Church Complex Mass. Ave. /Huntington Fenway 2011 -
Peabody Bookstore (former) 13-15 West Street CBD 2011 -
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 280 The Fenway Fenway 2013 -
Old State House (amendment) 208 Washington Street Boston 2014 -
Charles River Speedway Administration Building 1440 Soldiers Field Rd. Allston 2014 -
James Collins Mansion 928 East Broadway South Boston 2014 -
Alvah Kittredge House 10 Linwood Street Roxbury 2016 -
Massachusetts Historical Society 1154 Boylston Street Fenway 2016 -
Winthrop-Carter Building 1 Water Street CBD 2016 -
SOURCE: Boston Landmarks Commission

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Matt Rocheleau can be reached at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @mrochele
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