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.

To Apply for a Certificate for a Proposed Project

For the resources needed to apply for a proposed project in the Historic District please find the necessary documents filed below.


  • Typically scheduled on the fourth Thursday of each month starting at 7 PM in the Phillip Pane-Lower Hearing Room or as indicated on the Agenda.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

Most Recent Agenda | View All

Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Minutes | View All


Name and Address
Term Expiration
Harvey Steiner, Resident Appointee
18 Marshall St.
November 15, 2022
Linda Sternberg, Resident Appointee
18 Marshall St.
November 15, 2022
Vacant, AIAA Appointee

November 15, 2020
Elizabeth Hayes, Realtor Appointee
540  Mt. Auburn St., Apt. 2
November 15, 2020
James Bensinger, Appointee
130 Mt. Auburn St.
November 15, 2021
Robert Bloomberg, Historical Society Appointee
59 Carroll St.

November 15, 2020