Historical Commission

The mission of the Newburyport Historical Commission (NHC) is to protect, preserve and promote Newburyport’s historic structures, neighborhoods, and landscapes.

The Historical Commission reviews applications subject to the Demolition Delay ordinance and any other projects occuring within the Newburyport Historical District that may seek the advice of the Commission. The Commission, which is a volunteer board made up of seven local residents, acts as a local advisory group to the Massachusetts Historical Commission for projects that require Section 106 or M.G.L. Chapter 254 review for historic preservation.

Applications or items for NHC review must be received no later than 4pm on the Tuesday a week prior to the meeting date.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kate Newhall-Smith Planner (978) 465-4400 ext. 3

Commission Members

Name Title
Sarah White Chair
Ned McGrath Vice-Chair
Stephen Dodge Member
Malcolm Carnwath Member
Mark Bilodeau Member
Bill Todd Alternate