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Local Historic Districts are established and administered by the local community to preserve the unique characteristics of structures and their surroundings within a certain area.The Local Historic District provides for the review of proposed exterior changes by the Local Historic District Commission.
These areas have been researched and documented through maps and photographs. Some are eligible to be designated as National Register Historic District. However, none of these areas presently has any official designation or protection.
The National Register is a list of buildings, sites, and districts designated as important in American history, culture, architecture or archeology. It is a federal designation administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Massachusetts Historical Commission.
Listing in the National Register: Recognizes that the area is important to the history of the community, state or nation Allows the owners of income-producing properties certain federal tax incentives for renovation Provides limited protection from adverse effects by federally funded, licensed or assisted projects. In no way limits the owner's use of the property unless public funding is used. If your property is listed in the National Register you may do anything with it you wish.