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What Historic Commission restrictions could I be subject to on an antique home in Beverly that needs work?

Asked by sarah, Massachusetts Thu Jan 17, 2008

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Beverly actually has very few historic districts. One thing to keep in mind is that the Historic Commission has a one year demolition delay by-law. This helps prevent developers from taking down historic structures just because they are in the way. Often another solution can be found, or even the building in question can be moved to another site.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 19, 2013
Absolutely Visit the historic commission in Beverly, Some towns have different restrictions, but all historic commissions have the information you need, IE... must looks remain the same? No Visible from the street additions?? type of material to color of the exterior. I wish you the very best in your search at the historic commission
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 28, 2013
There may be no restrictions at all if the house is not in the Historic District.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 29, 2009
Thank you boys!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 27, 2008
To best determine what guidelines you should follow you may want to contact the Historic District Commission. You can go to their web page on the City of Beverly site with this link http://www.beverlyma.gov/Public_Documents/BeverlyMA_BComm/Hi…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 23, 2008
You need to go direvtly to the building department as well as the historical commission. It will vary depending on the specific home and it's historical value.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2008
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