Historic Marker Program

The Weston Historical Commission sponsors an historic marker program to encourage architectural appreciation and to recognize buildings constructed prior to the end of World War II that maintain their fundamental architectural character.

Marker Information
Markers awarded to date recognize buildings dating from the 1720s to the mid-1940s and ranging from high-style residences to a vegetable storage building. They list the name of the original owner(s) and the date or approximate date of construction.
NOTE:  This program is completely voluntary and does not imply or impose any property restrictions on the owners of the designated properties.

The Andrew Jones House, c. 1857, Weston Historical Commission
Cost
The cost of the markers is $180 to covers expenses and is paid by the applicant.

Purpose
Markers help educate the community and increase architectural awareness. Owners are not obligated to maintain the house’s appearance once a marker is granted, nor is there any requirement that future changes be reviewed.

Eligibility
  • Buildings must have been constructed by 1945.
  • Any type of building is eligible, including houses, barns, outbuildings, and commercial buildings.
  • Buildings should maintain basic design integrity.
  • Additions and changes should be in keeping with the original style.
  • Final determination on eligibility and construction date will be made by the Weston Historical Commission.
  • Fees for buildings determined to be ineligible will be returned in full.
Marker Specifications
Markers are 11 inches by 17 inches, of weatherproof signboard with beveled edges, prepared with 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of sign painter’s enamel. They are painted white with hand-painted black letters. Holes are predrilled and screws are provided.

Written History
Owners will also receive a brief written history of the house prepared by Pam Fox.

Applications
Marker applications (PDF) may be printed from this website and are also available at the Town Hall and Weston Library.

Delivery
Please allow three months for marker delivery. 

Questions
For questions, email Ann Swaine or call 781-786-5066.