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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

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


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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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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