The Weston Historical Commission sponsors an historic marker program to encourage architectural appreciation and to recognize buildings constructed prior to the end of World War II that maintain their fundamental architectural character.
Markers awarded to date recognize buildings dating from the 1720’s to the mid- 1940’s and ranging from high-style residences to a vegetable storage building. They list the name of the original owner(s) and the date or approximate date of construction. The cost of the markers ($160) covers expenses and is paid by the applicant.
Markers help educate the community and increase architectural awareness. Owners are not obligated to maintain the house’s appearance once a marker is granted, nor is there any requirement that future changes be reviewed.
- Buildings must have been constructed by 1945
- Any type of building is eligible, including houses, barns, outbuildings, and commercial buildings
- Buildings should maintain basic design integrity
- Additions and changes should be in keeping with the original style
- Final determination on eligibility and construction date will be made by the Weston Historical Commission.
- Fees for buildings determined to be ineligible will be returned in full.
Marker Description and Application Form
Marker specifications: Markers are 11″ x 17″, of weatherproof signboard with beveled edges, prepared with one coat of primer and two coats of sign painter’s enamel. They are painted white with hand-painted black letters. Holes are pre-drilled and screws are provided.
Fee: A fee of $160 covers the cost of the marker and research. Owners will also receive a brief written history of the house prepared by Pam Fox.
Applications: Marker applications may be printed from this web site and are also available at the Town Hall and Weston Library.
Delivery: Please allow three months.
Questions: Please see the Contact Us page to e-mail questions.