Category Archives: Preservation News

Historical Preservation Awards

The Sandwich Historical Commission held an awards ceremony this Spring to honor the preservation of a number of historic homes and buildings. Member William Daley hosted the event at Oak Crest Cove. Award recipients were: (CLICK PHOTOS FOR LARGER VIEW) … Continue reading

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Plaques help mark Sandwich history

SOURCE: https://sandwich.wickedlocal.com/news/20180907/plaques-help-mark-sandwich-history By Paul Gately Posted Sep 7, 2018 at 10:57 AM The Sandwich Historical Commission’s historic marker/plaque program has reached the 154 mark, and more awards are on the way in a town where many homes are much older than … Continue reading

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Sandwich Historical Commission reaffirms stance: Save 1927 Wing

By Paul Gately The Sandwich Historical Commission is not backing away from its strong stand taken in November 2015 that the town should make every effort to try and save the 1927 building from the wrecking ball at the Wing … Continue reading

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Wing School Update

    By Paul Gately July 07. 2016 12:58PM Sandwich Historical Commission reiterates historic merit of ‘1927 Wing’ The Sandwich Historical Commission takes issue with sentiment expressed by some selectmen that the 1927 section of the Henry T. Wing School … Continue reading

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Sandwich Historical Commission wants 1927 Wing exterior preserved

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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Preserving Sandwich’s Brady’s Island

By Paul Gately Posted Feb. 6, 2014 @ 1:21 pm Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM Brady’s Island is part of that natural swath between the Mill Creek marsh to the east and the wetland on the edge of … Continue reading

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Preservation, Not Demolition!

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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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 – December 2011

  Looking Back As 2011 draws to a close the Sandwich Historical Commission finds itself weighing the merits of two controversial issues and pursuing another that few people considered an issue at all. The request from the Sandwich Chamber of … Continue reading

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