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

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! A public forum has been scheduled for September 22, 2020, at 7:00 PM to review proposed Recommendations for Beverly’s historic preservation program. The public forum will be held virtually through Zoom.  Please click here for information to access the meeting and to find a draft version of Recommendations.

The survey is currently closed, after receiving an extraordinary 580+ responses! Please click here to access the introduction to the survey.

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

Thank you for your interest in the plan! If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Planning Director 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 City is excited to share that the Beverly Powder House restoration is now complete!  For an updated historic resource survey of the property, including photos of the restored structure, please click here.

To see construction drawings and a landscape plan, click here.  For the physical restoration process, the City of Beverly hired contractor Louis C. Allegrone, Inc., to complete the physical restoration. The restoration process was 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.