Monthly Archives: May 2012

A View From The Chair – May 2012

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 begin by giving you this entire presentation at a length you can put on the back of your business card.

1. Sustainable development is crucial for economic competitiveness.

2. Sustainable development has more elements than just environmental responsibility.

3. “Green buildings” and sustainable development are not synonyms.

4. Historic preservation is, in and of itself, sustainable development.

5. Development without a historic preservation component is not sustainable.

I wish I had written that, but I didn’t. I took it, verbatim, from Economic Benefits of Preservation Session, “Sustainability and Historic Preservation” by Donovan Rypkema

Terry Blake, Chair

Historic Markers For Sandwich Homes

Sandwich Historical Commission Marker Program

Program coordinator, Bill Daley and marker painter, Nell Gould with a recent addition to the program

May 22, 2012 – The town of Sandwich is very fortunate to have hundreds of homes and buildings that date back to the 17th, 18th and 19thcenturies. They have been preserved by different owners over the centuries and they reflect the many building styles, including the Salt Boxes of the 1600’s; the Capes, Georgian Colonials, and Federal architecture of the 1700’s; and the Greek Revivals and Victorians of the 1800’s. To recognize and promote the unique character of the town, the Sandwich Historical Commission created the Historical Marker Program a few years ago. Continue reading Historic Markers For Sandwich Homes