Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission

Preservation panel OK’s fences, shingles

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:30pm

The Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission on Aug. 1 considered three applications for certificates of appropriateness. The first was from Martin O’Rourke requesting permission to erect a wooden picket fence at 4 Bradbury St.; the second was a request from Custom Frame  to replace clapboarding with cedar shingles on the Water Street side of 51 Water St. Both applications were unanimously approved.

Frank and Linda Harris’s request for significant constructions at 4 Fore St. was also unanimously approved after a discussion of an existing right of way which belongs to the Yacht Club. The constructions included a Cape Cod style wooden fence across the front of the property, addition of wooden window boxes on the front of the house, and a replica metal fence along the rear of the property. The commission thanked all of the applicants for their use of wood in their projects.

Work is proceeding on seeking a steeple grant for the town clock.

The commission is actively seeking new members who wish to participate in the preservation of Wiscasset's treasure trove of historic properties. Our collection of historic buildings draws tourists yearly from around the world. Everyone is invited to attend meetings and discuss issues not on the agenda.