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The Historical Commission, a Select Board-appointed body, is charged with administering the Demolition Delay By-law, which is Article 26 of the Town’s general by-laws. It was added by a vote of Town Meeting in 1998 "...for the purpose of preserving and protecting...buildings that reflect distinctive features of the architectural, cultural, economic, political or social history of the Town..." The intent of the by-law is to provide an opportunity to develop preservation solutions for properties that are threatened with demolition. The Historical Commission has found success in working with property owners to preserve Weston’s architectural history.
Four historic houses have been proposed for demolition and as such, the Historical Commission has imposed a demolition delay and classified each of these houses as "preferably preserved."
Information on these buildings, as well as the history of the neighborhoods, can be found at Weston.org/HistoricAreas. Additional information on many of Weston’s historic resources is available on the Town’s website, including how the demolition delay by-law works.