Category Archives: Historic Preservation

Sandwich Historical Commission wants 1927 Wing exterior preserved

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By Paul Gately May 14. 2015 1:02PM When it comes to preserving parts of the past in general — and the old 1927 section of the Wing School off Water Street in particular — the Sandwich Historical Commission thinks it … Continue reading

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Sandwich grist mill wheel needs replacement

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Wicked Local Sandwich By Paul Gately Posted Nov. 1, 2014 @ 3:03 pm Sandwich Assistant Town Manager Douglas Lapp says it has become imperative to replace the wheel at the historic Dexter Grist Mill downtown next to Town Hall. Lapp … Continue reading

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Preservation, Not Demolition!

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Paul Gately, March 19. 2014 2:24PM This is the course being considered by the historic district committee as it deals with Kevin Hamlin’s request to demolish the centuries-old barn on his property at 45 Water St. across from the Wing … Continue reading

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Sandwich building could become new cultural center

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By George Brennan, capecodonline.com gbrennan@capecodonline.com July 28, 2013 SANDWICH – An old building where the children of glass-factory workers once went to school could get new life as a cultural center. Selectmen have agreed to allow the town’s Historical Commission to … Continue reading

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Public/private effort may chart Sand Hill School future in Sandwich

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SANDWICH BROADSIDER Posted Jun 10, 2013 @ 06:00 AM SANDWICH — When it comes to deciding the fate and future of historic properties around Sandwich, the town has had limited success in recent years; Town Hall restoration aside. What to … Continue reading

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Five more homes to receive distinctive Sandwich historical markers

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SANDWICH BROADSIDER Posted Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:00 AM SANDWICH —  The Sandwich Historical Commission has unanimously approved distinctive markers for five more homes that help define the town’s architectural look and family histories. A marker will be attached to … Continue reading

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Sandwich Seeks Bidders for Deacon Eldred House

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GEORGE BRENNAN, Cape Cod Times, January 19, 2013 SANDWICH — The town is seeking bids for the Deacon Eldred House, a 1756 house located on Shawme Pond in the town’s historical village center. At a 2011 town meeting, voters authorized … Continue reading

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Old Town Burying Ground Gets Restoration Work

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Thirty-nine damaged and fallen gravestones in Sandwich’s oldest burying ground are getting professional restoration this fall. Work was begun in late September and is likely to continue into November, 2012 in a contract initiated by Jennifer Madden of the Historical … Continue reading

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A View From The Chair – May 2012

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Because historic preservation is vital to economic growth. “A Broadway producer who once told an aspiring playwright, “If you can’t write your idea on the back of my business card, you don’t have a clear idea.” So I’m going to … Continue reading

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A View From the Chair – April 2012

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Our Home’s History Is Our History We have two direct connections to history: our family and our home. Family members pass and leave us with cherished memories, but our beloved homes tend to outlive us. They are what remain of … Continue reading

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