The Right Stuff: Boyhood Home of NKOTB members looking for landmark status

A gorgeous 23-room Victorian at 10 Melville Ave is currently on the market for $1,795,000. But this isn’t just any home – it’s the childhood home of New Kids on the Blocks’ Jonathan and Jordan Knight!

According to the Boston Globe, the home was built in 1880 and is in the process of becoming a landmark in the city of Boston. A group ofDorchester neighbors banded together and submitted a petition to the Boston Landmark Commission to get landmark status.

In addition to the whole NKOTB star power, the petition also mentioned many of the home’s architectural features including the “asymmetrical Queen Anne/Stick Style” and the Palladian window as reasons to preserve this home. 

The petition also states the house was designed by architect George Meacham, designer of the Boston Public Garden.

If you’re in the market for a fixer-upper and have the means- you can check out the listing here! 

If the home gains landmark status, this will stop developers from tearing down the historic home to make room for condos. 

You can read more about this here and here! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.