The Historic District Commission was formed on May 21, 2012 (Town Meeting, Article 27), following the guidelines of Chapter 40 Sec. C of the Massachusetts General Bylaw.
The Commission helps in the preservation and protection of the distinctive characteristics and architecture of buildings and places found within the local historic districts of Amherst.
Undertake educational efforts to explain to the public and property owners the merits and functions of the district.
|Member||Year Appointed||Term Expires|
|Tom Ehrgood, Chair||2012||2018|
*Appointed by the Select Board: 7 members/ 3-year terms
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Local Historic District
Encompassing over 194 properties, the proposed local historic district is a significant local historic resource, graced with dozens of architectural gems that span the late 1700s to the early 1900s in a striking and intact blend of original examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Neoclassical, Craftsman and Tudor Revival Styles.
Beyond its architectural merits, perhaps more than any other neighborhood in Amherst, the proposed LHD reflects and encapsulates the communities intellectual, cultural, and economic development between the end of the Civil War to the beginning of World War II (1865-1940). Laborers, artisans and domestic workers lived among their more affluent neighbors and generations of African American and Irish made this area their home.
Notable Residence of the Area
A Sample of Some of the Homes
20 Cosby Avenue
26 Elm Street
149 Sunset Avenue
154 Lincoln Avenue
Home of Robert Frost, 43 Sunset Avenue
8 Sunset Avenue
15 Sunset Avenue
26 Beston Street
20 Beston Street
41-43 Fearing Street
85 Fearing Street
Home of Moses and Anna Goodwin, 43 McClellan Street
52 North Prospect