Has your house been determined in the past to have historic significance?
If so, a plaque is available for your designated home through the City of Somerville’s Historic Plaque Program. The program is overseen by the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC), as part of the Commission’s mission to identify, commemorate and honor the important people, places and events that have contributed to Somerville’s rich heritage.
Eligible homeowners can purchase the plaques from the SHPC for $50, which is at-cost from the City’s vendor. Each plaque identifies the historic name of the house, based upon the first one or two owners, and the date of construction or, if not exactly known, “circa” is used. The SHPC is making these plaques available again to eligible homeowners at a reasonable cost to increase awareness by both residents and visitors alike of Somerville’s historic assets.
Those interested in purchasing a plaque for their designated house or in learning more about the Historic Plaque Program, should contact Historic Preservation Commission Executive Director Brandon Wilson at 617-625-6600 ext. 2532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.