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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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What is the Mount Auburn Street Historic District?
The Mount Auburn Street Historic District was established by the Town of Watertown in 2002 under the Watertown Historic District Ordinance. The purpose of the Historic District is to preserve the distinctive architecture reflecting the character of Watertown’s rich cultural, social, economic, and political history which began on the banks of the Charles River in the early 1600s.

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1. What is the Mount Auburn Street Historic District?
2. Why do we have historic districts?
3. What is a Historic District Commission?
4. Who serves on the Historic District Commission and what do they regulate?
5. Where is the Mount Auburn Street Historic District?
6. What if I want to make changes to my home?
7. How Do I File an Application?
8. What if I have questions?