The Historic Districts Commission is charged with preserving the historical and architectural legacy of the town by reviewing the appropriateness of all proposed exterior alterations and renovations of historic properties located within the town's local historic districts. The Commission also reviews the design of new construction within a District.
Project Design Review
Preliminary project discussion and review with the Administrator
Informal project discussion with the Commission
Certificates of Appropriateness following design review
Certificates of Non Applicability for maintenance and repair projects subject to Administrative Review
The Hingham Historical Commission (HHC) is the town’s historic preservation agency and is charged with identifying and designating historic resources by listing them on the historic inventory. Currently, there are over 1,500 assets listed.
Determines items to be added to the inventory
Protects designated properties, archeological sites and architectural assets throughout the town;
Preserves the integrity of Hingham’s many significant buildings through the administration of the Preservation Projects Fund as well as the Greenbush Historic Preservation Trust Fund;
The HHC advises private and commercial owners, institutions, and public agencies on historic preservation issues, and participates in reviews of state and federal projects that impact historic resources.