Historic House Plaques Now Available


By Kim Siebert MacPhail

Renewing a program it offered in the past, Bedford’s Historic Preservation Commission has once again arranged for historic house markers to be ordered, specifically for buildings built before 1943 that have maintained their “fundamental architectural character.” Markers can be placed on any eligible building: house, barn, stable or shop. Construction dates will be verified by the Historic Preservation Commission before an order for an historic marker is processed.

Historic Preservation Commission member Gaye Carpenter said two styles of plaques are available, both with black lettering on a white background.  Style #1 is the larger of the two at 12 by 16 inches and can accommodate four lines of text. It costs $55.00 plus $7.00 for shipping and handling. Style #2 is 8 by 12 inches, can have two lines of text, and costs $45.00 plus $7.00 for shipping and handling.

Application forms are now available at the Town Hall in the Town Manager’s office on the upper level and should be returned to the Town Manager’s office once completed.

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