Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Releases Revised Events Schedule for 2019

With the annual Historic Preservation Month (May) events behind us, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) announced this week a revised schedule for spring events that were postponed due to inclement weather, as well as a revised schedule for Docent Tours of the Prospect Hill Tower, the Old Power House, and the Milk Row Cemetery. Rescheduled events will be held as follows:

· Jane’s Walk: Somerville’s Winter Hill and Gilman Square, Past and Present.
o WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. – noon
o WHERE: Begin at 425 Broadway, continuing to Gilman Square. Refreshments at Winter Hill Brewery (free small) and Tipping Cow Ice Cream (discounted).
· Walking Tour: East Somerville’s Tucked Away Architectural Treasures.
o WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
o WHERE: Meet at Mudflat Studios, 81 Broadway. End at Holiday Inn for refreshments.
o MORE INFO: Ed Gordon, President of the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, will lead a walking tour of historic buildings and landscapes already undergoing changes.
· Film Screening of “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.”
o WHEN: Wednesday, June26, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
o WHERE: Remnant Brewing, Bow Market (outdoors)
o MORE INFO: The film highlights why Jane Jacobs is widely acclaimed for her visionary activism, enabling residents to successfully challenge a major highway project through New York City in the 1960s.

SHPC also sponsors docent-led tours of the Old Powder House in West Somerville, and the Prospect Hill Tower and Milk Row Cemetery in Union Square. For the full tour schedule, visit, or

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or

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