Difference between pages "Old Town House" and "Ballardvale Historic District Commission"

From Andover Answers
(Difference between pages)
Jump to: navigation, search
 
 
Line 1: Line 1:
The Town House was built in 1858 at a cost of $15,500 and is located on Main Street in the middle of town.  It was orginally constructed for a "spacious hall in the second story, with a small gallery and four anterooms. In the first floor a smaller hall, also a post office room, treasurer's and selectmen's room..."
+
The Ballardvale Historic District Commission established by the town in 1995 to preserve Ballardvale. According to Chapter 40C of the Massachusetts General Laws its mission is to:
 
+
*To preserve and protect the distinctive characteristics of the buildings and places significant to the history of the Commonwealth’s cities and towns.
In 1882 an extension was added for cooking accommodations and water for use by clubs and private parties.  In 1902 a lobby was designed with ornamental winding staircases and tinted walls.
+
*To maintain and improve the settings of those buildings and places.
The Town Seal was placed in the mosaic floor.
+
*To encourage compatibility with existing buildings when new buildings are planned within the district."
 
+
During WWII, the second floor was subdivided into office space.  Several plans to raze the building were thwarted in the 1950s and 1960s.  
+
 
+
In 1989 the facility was completely renovated adding air-conditioning.  The building is now available for wedding receptions, theater performances, and banquets. There is still a Post Office substation on the first floor. A "Rededication Ceremony for the Andover Town House" was held on May 6, 1989.
+
 
+
[[Image:Andover_Town_House_Rededication.jpg|thumb|...''Andover Town House Rededication Ceremony, May 6, 1989''.... click to enlarge|left]]
+
 
+
<br style="clear:both;" />
+
  
 +
The regulations for changes to buildings in Ballardvale are clearly defined in the *Rules Regulations and Procedures of BVHDC".
  
 
See
 
See
  
* ''Andover Townsman'', April 27, 1989
+
*[http://andover.mvlc.org/eg/opac/record/35500?query=history%20of%20ballardvale;qtype=keyword;fi%3Asearch_format=;locg=5 History of Ballardvale Andover] Room R 974.45 His
 
+
*[http://preservation.mhl.org/bhdc Ballard Historic District Commission(BVHDC)]
* ''Andover Townsman'', May 4, 1989, p. 6+
+
*[http://preservation.mhl.org/sites/default/files/files/BVHDC%20rules.pdf Rules, Regulations and Procedures of BVHDC]
 
+
*"Ringing Out the Old" Townsman, January 1 ,2004
*"Sentimental journey for hall", ''Andover Townsman'', July 21, 2005.
+
 
+
*"Is there new revenue in Andover's Old Town Hall?", ''Eagle Tribune'', March 18, 2008.
+
  
[http://andoverma.gov/facilities/rentals/townhouse.php Andover Town House Function Room ]
 
  
Andover Vertical File--Historic Houses--Town House
+
--Eleanor 15:22, March 14, 2006 (EST)
  
<br style="clear:both;" />
+
--Eleanor (talk) 15:23, 5 March 2015 (EST)
--[[User:Glenda|Glenda]] 10:03, January 26, 2007 (EST)<br>
+
--[[User:Kim|Kim]] 12:16, November 21, 2011 (EST)
+
<!-- insert signature here, if desired -->
+
  
 
back to [[Main Page|Main Page]]
 
back to [[Main Page|Main Page]]
 
[[Category:Andover Answers Index]]
 
[[Category:Andover Answers Index]]

Latest revision as of 16:37, 5 March 2015

The Ballardvale Historic District Commission established by the town in 1995 to preserve Ballardvale. According to Chapter 40C of the Massachusetts General Laws its mission is to:

  • To preserve and protect the distinctive characteristics of the buildings and places significant to the history of the Commonwealth’s cities and towns.
  • To maintain and improve the settings of those buildings and places.
  • To encourage compatibility with existing buildings when new buildings are planned within the district."

The regulations for changes to buildings in Ballardvale are clearly defined in the *Rules Regulations and Procedures of BVHDC".

See


--Eleanor 15:22, March 14, 2006 (EST)

--Eleanor (talk) 15:23, 5 March 2015 (EST)

back to Main Page