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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 

           
Description
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.

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Vacant
Preservation Agent

Susan C. Jenness
Clerk


Administration Building
149 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

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

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Members

 Term Expiration

Harvey Steiner, Resident Appointee
18 Marshall St.

 November 15, 2019
Linda Sternberg, Resident Appointee
18 Marshall St.

 November 15, 2019
Jonathan Merin, Appointee
18 Gilkey Court 

 November 15, 2020
Elizabeth Hayes, Appointee
540  Mt. Auburn St., Apt. 2

 November 15, 2020
Lauren Soelch, Appointee
190 Mt. Auburn St. 2-2

 November 15, 2018
Petr Kuzmic, Appointee
28 Palfrey St.

 November 15, 2018