30 Martin Street
Essex, MA 01929
The Historical Commission is in search of an Essex resident who might enjoy filling a vacancy in its membership. Please contact Richard Stevens, email@example.com, if you are interested being being considered as a candidate for this position. Thank you.
The mission of the Essex Historical Commission (EHC) is to identify, document, and protect Essex's historic resources, to increase public awareness of Essex's heritage and the value of historic preservation, and to do so with not only the guidance and counsel of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, but also by interacting with other town boards and committees. In addition, the EHC maintains inventories of culturally significant structures, conducts related research initiatives, posts timely notices in the local press, and holds regular public meetings.
In pursuit of this mission the EHC administers the mandates of Essex's Town Bylaw 4-15: Demolition Delay/Review. "The purpose of this bylaw is to encourage the preservation and protection of significant buildings and structures within the Town of Essex that constitute or reflect distinctive features of the Town's architectural, cultural, economic, political or social history and to limit the adverse effect that demolition may have on the character of the Town."
The Historical Commission meets next on Friday December 20, 8:30am, T.O.H.P. Burnham Library. All community members are welcome.