Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Swampscott Historical Commission will hear from the public tonight on their support or opposition for the commission to delay demolition of the building at 267-69 Humphrey St.
Tonight at 7 the public can weigh in on whether it wants the local Historical Commission to invoke a delay to demolition of the multi-family structure at 267-69 Humphrey St. The public hearing will take place at the Swampscott Senior Center, located behind Swampscott High School. Property owner Charles Patsios is proposing to demolish the circa 1880 structure and construct condos on the site, according to the Historical Commission. The wood-shingle structure has six bedrooms and four baths and sits on a third of an acre of land, according to the town assessor's listing. It is valued at $890,000 and was purchased in 2007 for $1,150,000. A demolition delay can last up to nine months, though an agreement can be reached and the delay lifted…
Monday, September 17, 2012
The 2012 Preservation Awards went to two provate homes a church that was converted to condos.
Monday, September 17, 2012
This story was submitted by Susan Munafo of the Swampscott Historical Commission The Swampscott Historical Commission is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Preservation and Restoration Award. This award, now in its eighth year, was created by the Historical Commission to celebrate outstanding efforts to preserve and restore historic properties that maintain our town’s character and beauty. These properties include residences and public buildings whose preservation or restoration maintains or is faithful to the original design or style. The following award-winning projects embody the goals of preserving, protecting and celebrating Swampscott’s historic architecture and unique sense of place. 65 Thomas Road - Preservation and …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This is the 8th year the Historical Commission will recognize properties for their historical value and contribution to the town's identity and sense of place. The winners will be announced in June.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
This article was submitted by Historical Commission member Angela Ippolito. The Swampscott Historical Commission invites residents to submit nominations for its eighth annual Preservation and Restoration Award. This award was created by the Historical Commission to celebrate outstanding efforts to preserve and restore historic properties that maintain our town’s character and beauty. These properties can include residences, buildings, or other structures whose preservation or restoration maintains or is faithful to the original design or style. Award-winning projects embody the goals of preserving, protecting and celebrating Swampscott’s historic architecture and unique sense of place. Eligible project categories are restoration, …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Historical Commission members will also propose that the board name the first-floor conference room at Town Hall for Andrew Maylor, the town administrator up until four months ago.
Historical Commission members on Wednesday are slated to ask selectmen to reconsider authorizing a Local Historic District Study Committee. The estimated one-year study would focus on Humphrey Street from the monument to the Fish House. Some people have requested that Rockland Street be included in it, according to a letter the commission sent to selectmen. The last time the commission proposed the study to the board, two weeks ago, selectmen took no definitive action. The letter to the board states that not all commission members were allowed to speak at the previous meeting about the importance of starting the district study process. Furthermore, the study request was overshadowed by another issue that night, the demolition delay to …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Historical Commission talk returned to the demo delay of Cap'n Jack's Inn which was recently sold to Parturk developers for $3.5 million.
First, Historical Commission members weighed in on changes to the Cap'n Jack's Inn property, recently closed and sold to developers Bruce Paradise and Barry Turkanis for $3.5 million. The Cap'n Jack's changes include the removal of the Inn sign and awnings, and installation of a chain-link fence. Then, at Monday's meeting, commission members debated the Jan. 16, vote they took to maintain the remaining 6 1/2-month demolition delay on the Humphrey Street property. The January vote was a rejection of the developers' proposal to restore the historic train station contingent upon an MBTA agreement. The delay, backed by a town by-law, prevents the developers from tearing down the three Cap'n Jack buildings until Aug. 1, unless an agreement is…
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Historical Commission members and Cap'n Jack's developers will gather in a special meeting to talk about development plans for three Humphrey Street buildings.
A little more than a month after Historical Commission members delayed demolition of Cap'n Jack's Inn's three Humphrey Street buildings for up to nine months the members will meet with the property's developers. The Commission and developers Bruce Paradise and Barry Turkanis are scheduled for a special meeting — open to the public — at 7 pm Wednesday in Town Hall's first-floor conference room. Commission members said at their regular meeting Tuesday that they will look for ways to compromise with the developers, who plan to tear down the three buildings and construct 15 condo units on the site. The developers have the approvals they need to go forward with construction and no longer face a court challenge over zoning, said Historical …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Historical Commission meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
Here are three agendas posted for upcoming meetings at Town Hall. The Historical Commission meets tonight at 7. One item is the commission's annual preservation awards. Th Harbor Advisory Committee meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Agenda items include beach concessions and boat rentals, as well as harbor dredging. The Conservation Commission meets at 7:30 Wednesday night. One item relates to the Fish House. William DiMento will talk to the commission about the historic building.