Historic District Commission

Member Address Term Expires
William Finch, Chair 50 Front Street April 1, 2020
Caroline Baird-Mason 583 Hale Street April 1, 2021
Wendy Pearl 21 Morningside Drive April 1, 2021
Vacant
Suzanne Lamont, Vice Chair 20 Porter Street April 1, 2022

The next HDC meeting is scheduled for July 23, 2020.

View our 2020 Historic District Commission Meeting Schedule here.

View the Historic District Commission Rules of Procedure here.

Historic Preservation Plan

We want to hear from you!  Although the scheduled community workshops were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City continues to work to connect with community members on priorities and concerns regarding historic preservation.  To provide input, community members can participate in a survey that addresses historic neighborhoods, buildings, preservation tools, and more.

Please click here to access the introduction to the survey and an update on the Plan’s progress.

Please click here to access the survey.

Not sure which neighborhood you live in?  Click here to access a map showing Beverly’s different neighborhoods.

Thank you for participating, and please feel free to share this survey with your fellow Beverly friends! If you have any questions, please contact Associate Planner Emily Hutchings at ehutchings@beverlyma.gov. Please note that there will be other opportunities for participation in the following months.

Beverly Powder House

Restoration: The Beverly Powder House will undergo a restoration process from March 2020 to July 2020.  To see construction drawings and a landscape plan, click here.  For this restoration process, the City of Beverly has hired contractor Louis C. Allegrone, Inc., to complete the physical restoration. The restoration process will be overseen by project architect Richard Smith and the City Historic District Commission, Planning Department, and Engineering Department. This restoration project has been funded by the Citizens of Beverly through the Community Preservation Act, a matching grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, a donation from Beverly Crossing, and a grant from the Essex National Heritage Commission.

National Register Listing: Beverly has a new property on the National Register of Historic Places! On August 15, 2019, the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, accepted the City’s nomination of the Beverly Powder House for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. In September 2018, the City hired a historic preservation consultant to complete the National Register nomination for the Beverly Powder House. The nomination was completed and submitted to the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) in January 2019, and the MHC approved and forwarded the nomination to the National Park Service in June 2019. The National Register Nomination for the Beverly Powder House can be viewed here.

Historic Resource Survey Update

A historic resource survey update was recently completed, including the survey of three historic areas, two historic buildings, and two historic landscapes.  The Final Report for this project can be viewed here.

Please click here to access the surveys.  Please contact the Planning Department for additional information.