Historical Commission

Establishment:

The preservation of historic structures is an important goal for the Town of Duxbury.  In 1975, the Town established the Duxbury Historical Commission with a mission to "Identify, document, and protect Duxbury's historic resources, to increase public awareness of Duxbury's heritage and the value of historic preservation..."

The Commission is also responsible for the administration of Duxbury's Bylaw #609, "Demolition of Historically Significant Buildings".  Under this bylaw, commonly known as the Demolition Delay Bylaw, all proposals for the partial or total demolition of any structure that is 75 or more years old are reviewed by the Historical Commission to determine whether that structure has any architectural or historical significance.

The homeowner initiates the process by completing a one-page Historic Structure Demolition Application along with the Building Permit Application and submitting it to the Historical Commission.  A guide to completing this Application and the procedures that follow are outlined in the Applicant's Guide to Duxbury's Historic Structure Demolition Application.  Copies of these forms are also available at the Office of Municipal Services.

Meetings:

The Historical Commission currently meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.  In its effort to increase public awareness of Duxbury's heritage, it welcomes questions and comments from community groups and citizens concerned about Duxbury's heritage.

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Commission Members

NameTitleTerm
Robert C. "Terry" Vose, III

Chairperson

06/30/19

Tag Carpenter

Vice Chairperson

06/30/19

Mark P. Barry

Member

06/30/19

Molly Sheehan-Curtin

Member

06/30/20

David Amory

Member

06/30/18

Nicole Walters

Member

06/30/20

Arthur Evans

Member

06/30/20

David J. Madigan

Board of Selectmen Liaison