Category Archives: Historic Preservation

Five more homes to receive distinctive Sandwich historical markers

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

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

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

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

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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Sand Hill School: The Clark-Haddad Memorial Building

In 1851 a new 2 bay by 3 bay, 2-story, wood-frame building with a gable roof was erected at the corner of Factory Street and George’s Rock Road (16 Dewey Avenue). Known as the Jarvesville School, and later, the Sand … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation in Sandwich MA

March 1, 2012 – The question of Historic Preservation Restrictions has become a story in Sandwich. Selectmen, regulators and residents have been asking what that means, how it happens and who makes it happen. There are two pdf documents that … Continue reading

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A View From The Chair – February 2012

Moving into mid-winter, with several feet of snow on the ground and only the heartiest of travelers on the roads, being pulled along in open sleighs while wrapped in thick woolen blankets. The only sounds are the soft clop of … Continue reading

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Sand Hill School Clark-Haddad Building Will Not Be Moved!

The Sandwich Board of Selectmen, on January 19, 2012, voted 4-0, with one abstention, to leave the Clark-Haddad building in place. A proposal by the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce to move the Clark-Haddad building and turn it into a visitors … Continue reading

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A View From the Chair – September 2011

The Sandwich Historical Commission is entering an exciting phase. Thanks to the contributions of our members and volunteers, we have recently achieved some notable steps in our mission to document the town’s historical assets. Looking Back Just in the last few months … Continue reading

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