30 Martin Street
Essex, MA 01929
The mission of the Essex Historical Commission (EHC) is to identify, document, and protect Essex's historic resources, to increase public awareness of Essex's heritage and the value of historic preservation, and to do so with not only the guidance and counsel of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, but also by interacting with other town boards and committees. In addition, the EHC maintains inventories of culturally significant structures, conducts related research initiatives, posts timely notices in the local press, and holds regular public meetings.
In pursuit of this mission the EHC administers the mandates of Essex's Town Bylaw 4-15: Demolition Delay/Review. "The purpose of this bylaw is to encourage the preservation and protection of significant buildings and structures within the Town of Essex that constitute or reflect distinctive features of the Town's architectural, cultural, economic, political or social history and to limit the adverse effect that demolition may have on the character of the Town."
The Historical Commission meets next on Friday June 21, 8:30am at the Memorial Fire Station, 24 Martin Street. All community members are welcome.