Nominate Properties for 2020 Preservation Awards by Wednesday, November 20

Winners to be presented during Historic Preservation Month in May 2020

The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Preservation Awards Program. During its annual celebration in honor of Historic Preservation Month in May 2020, the Commission will honor Somerville owners who performed significant restoration or maintenance efforts on designated historic buildings, or on non-designated buildings erected before 1968. The nomination period is open through Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.
Eligible property owners must have completed restoration and preservation work between January 2018 and December 2019. Owners may nominate their own property, or may be nominated by others in the community. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, removal of inappropriate siding materials, repair or restoration of damaged or missing architectural details, removal of enclosed porches or inappropriate windows, repainting with historic colors, and additions that are “historically sympathetic.”
In addition to the formal award certificates from the City of Somerville and the Massachusetts State House, Somerville High School students will present winners with an original piece of artwork representing their property. The awards ceremony will be during the City’s celebration of national Historic Preservation Month, in May 2020.
Nomination forms are available on the City Website at  the first floor lobby of City Hall, or the Preservation Commission’s Office on the second floor of City Hall. 
For additional information, contact Brandon Wilson, Kristi Chase, Preservation Planner, or Morgan Griffiths, Preservation Planning Intern at 617-625-6600, ext. 2500 or via e-mail (, or             


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