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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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Historic District Commission
The Historic District Commission
Carolyn M. "Nicki" Famiglietti

The members of the Historic District Commission of Watertown regretfully announce the passing of Carolyn M. "Nicki" Famiglietti, the Secretary to the Historic District Commission for six years.

As a practicing lawyer, and graduate of Boston University School of Law, Carolyn brought an exceptional intelligence that was mixed with amazing common sense to the body of this commission and every meeting.  She always possessed and utilized her awareness of the oftentimes competing aspects contained in each project.

Carolyn had the ability to apply the rules of the Historic District Ordinance in a way that honored the rules themselves, the applicants appearing before the commission, and each of the residents of the Historic District over her years of service to the community.

It has been an honor to work with Carolyn throughout the years and she will be missed as a valued member of the commission as well as a friend. 
To read Carolyn's obituary, or to post a note of condolences to her family and loved ones, please click the following link.

Obituary of Carolyn M. "Nicki" Famiglietti 

The purpose of the Commission is to safeguard the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the preservation and protection of distinctive characteristics of buildings of historic or architectural significance and to encourage growth, development, or improvements. The Commission also strives to affect and accomplish the protection, enhancement, and perpetuation of such improvements and features of districts which represent or reflect elements of Watertown’s unique cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history.

Find out more about the Commission and the Mount Auburn Street Historic District by viewing our frequently asked questions.

Christopher Hayward
Preservation Agent

Susan C. Jenness

Administration Building
149 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Ph: (617) 972-6426
Fx: (617) 972-6484


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  • Kenneth Sheytanian, Vice Chair
    13 Keenan Street
    Term Expires: November 15, 2012


  • John Hecker, Appointee
    31 Philips St.
    Term Expires: November 15, 2012


  • Carolyn Famiglietti, Secretary
    10 Concord Road
    Term Expires: November 15, 2011
  • Harvey Steiner, Resident Appointee
    18 Marshall St.
    Term Expires: November 15, 2013


  • Linda Sternberg, Resident Appointee
    18 Marshall St.
    Term Expires: November 15, 2013


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