Historic Districts Commission

What We Do

The Beverly Historic Districts Commission oversees Beverly's Fish Flake Hill Local Historic District, reviewing proposed construction and alterations that affect exterior architectural features of buildings within the district and issuing a determination with respect to such projects. The Commission also fulfills the responsibilities of a historical commission, overseeing the City's Demolition Delay Ordinance and serving as an advisory body on historic preservation-related issues and projects.  The Commission reviews and provides recommendations on subjects including (but not limited to) the inventory and documentation of historic resources; the nomination of places within the city to the National Register of Historic Places; new development or redevelopment projects that will impact significant historic resources; and public outreach efforts regarding historic preservation.


  • 7:00 PM, fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December)
  • City Hall
    191 Cabot Street
    Beverly, MA 01915
  • Meeting locations may vary. Please see the meeting agenda for the meeting location.

View our 2024 Historic Districts Commission meeting schedule (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Archived Agendas and Minutes


MemberTerm Expires
William Finch, ChairApril 1, 2026
Suzanne Lamont, Vice ChairApril 1, 2025
Caroline Baird-MasonApril 1, 2024
Wendy PearlApril 1, 2024
Gregory HowardApril 1, 2024
John LeahyApril 1, 2024