Town Council to Consider Creating Historic District for the Orchard House

The Historic District Commission's request will be considered Tuesday night.


The Historic District Commission's effort to preserve the Orchard House by turning it into a historic district will be on the Tuesday night.

The HDC must get approval from the Council to form a study group, which would write a report on the proposed district.

, said HDC Chairman Harvey Steiner at the HDC meeting last Wednesday. The report would then be reviewed by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and a bylaw to create the district would have to be approved by the Town Council.

The Orchard House is on the property of Beacon High School, and in July the owners of the property, the Walker School, applied to tear down the house which was built in the 1830s. The Historical Commission in July. 

The Town Council meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. and will be held in Town Hall in the Council Chambers.

William Lingquist August 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Pretty sad when the owner of a private property can improve his property to further it's intended use. Everybody should mind their own business and butt out.
Charlie Breitrose (Editor) August 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Sonny, please no insulting folks.
Sonny Beaches August 14, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Some folks deserve to be called out Charlie. If one can't express an opinion about the ruling class how is the Patch different than Pravda? In any event a bit of rabble rousing (oh excuse the insult local rabble) will increase participation on the site. Isn't that your goal at the end of the day?
Charlie Breitrose (Editor) August 14, 2012 at 01:35 PM
You are welcome to comment on things without insulting people, Sonny. Also, since you are doing it "anonymously" you do not get as much leeway. You are always welcome to start commenting under your real name.
Sonny Beaches August 14, 2012 at 01:49 PM
I'm curious, what exactly in my censored post was "insulting". Can't play the game if you don't know the rules.
Charlie Breitrose (Editor) August 14, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Sonny, I have warned you numerous times about insults or jabs at people or groups of people. You are welcome to express your opinion on an issue, an event or whatever, please just stay away from picking on people. So, if you leave out references to Townies or a person or whatever your comment should be fine.
Sonny Beaches August 14, 2012 at 03:08 PM
"...if you leave out references to Townies or a person or whatever..." Damn Charlie with those rules it'd be tough to compose a Twitter message.


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