Cambridge Historical Commission

The Cambridge Historical Commission is the city’s historic preservation agency. In their research library you’ll find books on the history of Cambridge and surrounding towns, local community groups, historic preservation, biographies and memoirs of Cambridge people, and more. They have records of all 13,000+ Cambridge buildings, thousands of photographs, and occasionally offer guided tours for the public. 

Contact the CHC at 617-349-4683, via email, schedule a research appointment, or search their collection online.