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Massachusetts Cultural Resource  Information System (MACRIS)
 

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The Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) Information available on historic properties through this search system is derived from the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS).

MACRIS data are compiled from a variety of records and files maintained by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC), including but not limited to, the Inventory of Historic Assets of the Commonwealth, National Register of Historic Places nominations, State Register of Historic Places listings, and local historic district study reports.

The MACRIS database is highly dynamic; new information is added daily. Information from MACRIS used by this search system is updated on a weekly basis. Users should understand that there may be a considerable lag time from the time of receipt of new or updated records by MHC to the appearance of related information in the database.

This search system includes no information on archaeological sites.
Records in MHC files and therefore in the MACRIS database include inventoried areas and designated districts for which complete listings of the street addresses of included properties are not presently available. The absence of a record for a specific street address therefore is no indicator of whether or not a property is included in an area or district on file with the MHC. Moreover street addresses reflect those used at the time information was submitted to the MHC, and may not reflect subsequent street re-numbering. Users seeking specific location related information should consult directly the records, files and maps available in MHC’s public research area at its offices at the State Archives Building, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, open M-F, 9-5.

As noted, this search system includes only information derived from MHC files. Many additional Massachusetts historic properties exist, for which information is not presently on file in the MHC records used to compile the MACRIS database.

Data in the MACRIS files is transcribed, interpreted or classified from information in MHC files. MHC does not guarantee the accuracy of the source material, or of the MACRIS data as it appears through this search system.

Data available here is for information purposes only. THE ACT OF CHECKING THIS DATABASE DOES NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. IF YOU ARE REPRESENTING A DEVELOPER AND/OR A PROPOSED PROJECT THAT WILL REQUIRE A PERMIT, LICENSE OR FUNDING FROM ANY STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCY YOU MUST SUBMIT A PROJECT NOTIFICATION FORM TO MHC FOR MHC’S REVIEW AND COMMENT. You can obtain a copy of a PNF through the MHC web site (www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcidx.htm) under the subject heading "MHC Forms."


I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information on the limits and appropriate uses of the MACRIS information available through this search system.