Historical Commission

Mission Statement

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."
 

Commission Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
Nathaniel Crosby

Chairman

June 30, 2019

Robert Coviello

Member

June 30, 2019

Keith Symmes

Member

June 30, 2020

Richard Stevens

Alternate

June 30, 2019