Building Demolition: If you are a homeowner or contractor with plans to demolish an
it is strongly recommended that you contact the Historical Commission
as early as possible to explore options. Town Bylaws require that the Historical Commission sign off on all demolition applications for
buildings over 75 years old. The Town of
Chelmsford is serious about maintaining its historic character, but
this does not mean that projects have to be delayed or made
Sign Program: if your home is listed
in the State Inventory, you are eligible for a new oval historic marker sign at no charge.
Please submit your request by e-mail.
The Chelmsford Historical Commission was established
under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40 Section 8D
and is comprised of three to seven members.
All are volunteers appointed by the Town Manager and approved by the Board of Selectmen for a 3-year term.
of the Chelmsford Historical Commission is to preserve, protect and develop public
awareness of Chelmsford's historical assets.
The Commission has published History of Chelmsford 1910-1970.
Initiated by the Board of Selectmen in 1965, the book was never finished.
The manuscript has been professionally edited and an epilogue
chapter added to bring the reader up to 2010.
Pick it up at the Town Manager's office or Chelmsford Copy and Secretarial Center at 13 Alpine Lane
for $30 each. For those who live outside the area the book is available on
Chelmsford Historical Commission website designed and produced by Fred Merriam
all recent photographs were taken by Chelmsford Historical Commission members
Historical documents, clippings and old photos are from CHC files unless otherwise credited