159 Charles Street

APPROVED with modifications 07/24/2018

CB2 hearing: 07/12/2018
LPC hearing: 07/24/2018

Individual Landmark
Between Washington Street and West Street

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1) From the CB2 agenda: Application is to replace street and rear facade windows; re-paint street and rear facades; rebuild failing Brownstone areaway, stoop and door surround in kind; replace non-historic metal lintels and sills with Brownstone lintels and sills; build a single story rear addition at the second floor on top of an existing single story rear addition; and add skylights and mechanical equipment to the existing roof. 

2) View the application: Available in PDF.

3) View CB2 Resolution: Available in PDF.

4) View the video: A curated list of LPC videos of these presentations from March 2014 onward can be found on our YouTube page. Click HERE to view the video from 07/24/2018. Please note that the LPC posts these videos about a week after the presentation. Videos include the applicant’s presentation, public testimony (for hearings only), and deliberation by the LPC commissioners.

5) View LPC Permit: Available in PDF.

6) View LPC Decision: Available in PDF.

7) LPC designation report: Read this property’s architectural/historical description.

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Please note: All LPC public hearings and public meetings are held at the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th floor north, public hearing room (unless otherwise noted).

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07/24/2018: At today’s LPC public hearing, this application was approved with the following modifications: that the applicant work with staff regarding determining historically appropriate lintels and historically appropriate paint color for the facade.