BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – A Victorian house in Dorchester, with pop culture ties, could soon be dubbed a Boston landmark.
A petition has been filed with the City of Boston to designate a house on Melville Avenue a historic landmark.
Realtor Michael Dorion said the house is where two members of a popular 1990s boy band called home.
“Over the years it’s had obviously a number of owners,” Dorion said. “One in particular were Jonathan and Jordan Knight of The New Kids On The Block.”
However, the request to make the house a landmark is not because of the Knight brothers, but for the architectural significance. The home was built in 1880 and designed by architect George Meacham.
“One of the characteristics of the property is that it’s architecturally very interesting,” said Earl Taylor, president of the Dorchester Historical Society.
Taylor added that “the combination of architecture, landscape and the significance of those who lived there” makes the house even more notable.
The house is close to being sold for over $1.5 million and the sale appears to have the brothers’ blessing. Dorion said Jonathan got excited when he heard this his childhood home was on the market.
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