How do I know if a National or State Register listed building requires demolition review?

The definition of demolition is broader for buildings that have local, state or federal historic designations. Demolition of buildings listed, eligible for listing, or with a preliminary determination of eligibility for listing in the State or National Registers of Historic Places or located within State or National Register districts are automatically determined to be initially significant. Generally, proposed work that includes the systematic removal, effacement or destruction of the exterior architectural elements which define or contribute to the historic character of a building might qualify the project for review. This might include, but is not limited to removing or altering windows, siding, chimneys and decorative elements.

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1. What buildings in Brookline are subject to review for demolition delay?
2. What qualifies a project as partial demolition?
3. Who reviews a building for its historical and architectural significance?
4. What happens when a building is assigned an initial determination of significance?
5. How do I know if a National or State Register listed building requires demolition review?
6. What if my building is located in a Local Historic District?