What We Do
The Watertown Historical Commission was established in 1985 to preserve, protect, and advocate for the Town’s historical or archaeological resources. Our responsibilities include implementing the Demolition Delay Ordinance, researching places of historic or archaeological value, educational outreach to the community, building upon the base of historic knowledge already in existence, and establishing long-lasting protection of these resources for future generations. The Commission cooperates with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the State Archaeologist and renders opinions and recommendations to the Town Council, Town departments, and the public. Consider a historic plaque for your home.
The Watertown Historical Commission Preservation Awards can be awarded to any individual, organization or project that has contributed to the preservation or recognition of Watertown's Historic resources.
Nominations for the 2016 Preservation Awards are due by April 8, 2016. To nominate a project, use the online application. Nomination forms were sent out by notify me on March 14, 2016. To be added to the notify me list for Historical Preservation, go to the home web page and sign up by clicking the option for Historical Preservation listed under Notify Me.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the Clerk for the Office of Conservation and Preservation, Susan Jenness at (617) 972-6426 or email her at .
All are invited to attend the Preservaton Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM
at the Commander's Mansion, 440 Talcott Avenue, Watertown.
Historical Commission Meetings
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Susan C. Jenness
Town Hall, Third Floor
149 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472
Ph: (617) 972-6426
Fx: (617) 972-6484
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm