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The Economics of Historic Preservation

“In the long run the educational, cultural, aesthetic, social, and historical values of historic preservation are more important than the economic value. But as the great British economist John Maynard Keynes once said, “In the long run we’re all dead.” In the … Continue reading

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Local Historic District Study

At their meeting this Thursday, 3/24, the Board of Selectmen will be asked to support a proposal to establish a study committee to look into the possibility of creating a Local Historic District (LHD) covering the town center of Bolton. … Continue reading

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Street of stories

The old houses and buildings sit snug along the curving road: a 1741 Georgian, a 1750 Colonial, an 1810 Federal, an 1839 Greek Revival. In all, there are nearly 60 historically significant structures along the mile of Main Street between … Continue reading

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Preserving Community Character

The program at the library this evening was an engaging and interactive talk titled Preserving Community Character given by Al Lima, a municipal planner and author of a book of the same title. The topic was very timely. Lima spoke … Continue reading

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Life was simpler then

Intersection of Main Street and Wattaquadock Hill Road. Elapsed time between photos, approximately 107 years. The private residence on the left in both photos is the Caleb Wheeler, Jr. house, c. 1815. Wheeler was an influential town leader of the … Continue reading

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Author visit of interest

Al Lima, author of Preserving Community Character: A Citizen’s Guide to Saving Place and Halting Urban Sprawl, will be coming to Bolton this fall for a talk and book signing. The program will held at the library on Tuesday, September … Continue reading

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