Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States/Massachusetts
Welcome to the Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States guide for the state of Massachusetts. Use the guide below to track down registered historic sites to photograph for the contest. If you have content to add, feel free to help expand the guide!
Places to photograph
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the federal government's official list of historic places that are deemed worthy of preservation.
Some 2,500 of the 90,000 NRHP sites are also recognized as National Historic Landmarks (NHL), which have outstanding historical significance.
State designated sites
The Massachusetts Historical Commission maintains Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS), a database of historic properties and areas including sites of the State Register of Historic Places listings.
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Local historic sites and districts
In addition to historic sites recognized by the federal and state governments, many localities also maintain their own lists of historic sites, landmarks, and districts. Explore whether any local cities by you have their own lists of historical sites (often maintained by local historic societies).
List of local historic site lists:
- City of Boston Landmarks Commission
- Brookline Local Historic Districts
- Cambridge Historical Commission Designated Historic Landmarks
- Historic Ipswich
- Lexington Historical Commission
- City of Lynn Historic Resources Map
- Newton City Landmarks
We encourage local organizers to host a photowalk to visit local historic sites. If you host one, please list it here.