An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about somebody on Pinckney Street on Beacon Hill who added a mail slot and a bootscraper, without the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission's required approval.
What's next? HardiePlank? The aggrieved citizen demands the property be returned to its "historically appropriate look," tout suite and submitted four photos with circles, if not arrows, but maybe with a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was.
In fact, the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission held a hearing on April 16, 2020 on the "unapproved shoe scraper," as well as various, somewhat larger, additions to the rear of the property, some actually visible from an alley off Joy Street, and ordered that:
The granite at the front steps and replacement shoe scraper should be removed and restored to its original condition.
The commission did not consider the mail slot, but did also order the property owner to remove a wall-mounted TV at the rear of the property, as well as a privacy fence, fire stairs, a concrete landing and two balconies visible from Joy Street, all installed without the required commission approval.
Based on Google Street Views, the scraper was installed sometime after an image was taken in 2017 that shows no scraper, and 2018, when it does.