Historic Photo Installation
As part of Weston's 300th anniversary celebration, historic photos were temporarily placed around Town Hall. The photographs proved to be so popular with residents and visitors that the Historical Commission and the Historical Society collaborated to create a permanent installation in the main hallway of Town Hall.
Images were chosen from a collection held by the Historical Society and with private donations, the historic photos were reproduced on archival paper and framed by Florentine Frames.
A short video describing the project was created by Weston Media Center and can be seen below.
As a part of its goal to increase awareness and appreciation for Weston's exceptional historical character, the Historical Commission received funding at the 2015 Annual Town Meeting to develop signs to announce some of Weston's designated historic districts.
The Department of Public Works worked with the Commission to create 23 signs, each with a maroon background and white lettering, and are prominently placed for viewing upon entering the designated historic district.
National Register Historic Districts
Weston has 10 National Register Historic Districts. The districts that will receive signs are:
Boston Post Road
Local Historic District
Weston has one Local Historic District known as the Crescent Street Local Historic District. This district was designated by local ordinance and falls under the jurisdiction of the Crescent Street Historic District Commission.
The local historic district designation provides communities with the means to make sure that growth, development, and change take place in ways that respect the important architectural, historical, and environmental characteristics within a district. This designation is an honor and speaks to the community belief that the character of the area is worthy of recognition and protection.