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The Historic District Commission (HDC) is established per RSA 673:4 and was instituted to safeguard the heritage of Somersworth by providing for the protection of the structures and areas representing significant elements of history by enhancing the visual character of the City and encouraging and regulating the compatibility of architectural styles within the Historic District.
For more information on duties of Historic District Commission members, please stop by the Development Services Department at City Hall or call the Office of Economic Development and Planning at 692-9519 or email Tracy Gora.
HDC Featured Property:
The Somersworth HDC is now featuring a different building every few months. The first featured house is a mix of two building styles, Italianate and Gothic Revival both common in the late 1800’s. The wide eaves, tall narrow windows with crown molding, and arched windows are all common Italianate characteristics found on many other buildings in the Historic District. The Gothic Revival details are much rarer, found on maybe three other buildings, within the Historic District. These include the steep roof and pointed arches as seen in the corner trim and front door details. This house has most of its original features and displays excellent historic integrity.
The HDC is looking for the next featured building, any building in Somersworth over 50 years old will be considered. If you are interested in displaying your house, please contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org