North Prospect-Lincoln Sunset LHD Study Committee

  1. Historic District Overview
  2. District Highlights
  3. Final Study Report
  4. Study Committee
  5. Additional Resources
Town Meeting is on Monday! 
Plan to attend the Amherst Town Meeting and show your support for the North Prospect-Lincoln-Sunset Local Historic District 

                             Monday, May 5, 2017
                                               7:00 PM
                        Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium
                                          170 Chestnut Street
                                          Amherst, MA  01002

After more than two years of research on over 200 properties, the Committee is pleased to announce that our proposed district, in accordance with state law, has been endorsed by the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the Amherst Planning Board and Amherst Historic Commission.  With your continued input, we are now preparing to take the proposal to Spring Town Meeting.

Summary Report

Frequently asked questions about local historic districts 

Letter of Support, Amherst Historical Commission
Majority Report, Planning Board
Minority Report 
Response Letter, Steve Bloom - Chair
    LHD Study Committee Map
The proposed district is one of the oldest and most distinguished areas in the Town of Amherst.  Much of the neighborhood under consideration is already listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as it compromises major portions of the existing Lincoln-Sunset and Prospect-Gaylord National Historic Districts. 
On May 21, 2012, the Amherst Historic District Bylaw was adopted and the Dickinson Local Historic District was created.  It is now time to preserve and protect a second neighborhood - the North Prospect-Lincoln Sunset Local Historic District.  This area celebrates the time period from approximately 1865 - 1940