The Barnstable Historical Commission is established to assist the Town to preserve and protect historical buildings and settings throughout the Town and to continue to inform and educate the public about town history and its significance.
The Commission reviews applications for demolitions and partial demolitions
of properties more than 75 years old, located outside of the Town's two
local historic districts, the Old King's Highway Historic District and the
Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic District. When the Commission finds
that the building is significant, demolition can be postponed for eighteen
months. This process allows the property owner time to incorporate the
present building into new plans or find other individuals who would be
interested in purchasing the building and preserving it. Through the years,
significant buildings have been preserved through the joint efforts of the
Commission and the property owners.
The Commission inventories historic properties and seeks to preserve
significant properties. As part of the preservation program, the Town has 13
Historic Districts including six National Register Districts, plus 75
properties individually listed on the National Register. Significant changes
or demolition of buildings listed on the National Register and contributing
buildings located within a National Register District are also subject to
review by the Cape Cod Commission.
The below Agendas are for informational purposes only.
-- Official Agendas posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law can be found