What makes a structure historically significant?

The bylaw lists three criteria:

  1. Importantly associated with 1 or more historic persons or events or with the architectural, cultural, political, economic or social history of the Town of Dover or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  2. Historically or architecturally important by reason of period, style, method of construction or association with a particular architect or builder, either by itself or in the context of a group of buildings or structures
  3. Listed on or within an area listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the State Register of Historic Places, or pending listing on such registers

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1. What is the purpose of the Demolition Review Bylaw (Chapter 96 of the Dover Town General B-laws)?
2. How does it do this?
3. What action begins the process?
4. Which structures come under the Bylaw?
5. What does the Commission do next?
6. What makes a structure historically significant?
7. What happens if my building is not historically significant?
8. What if the Commission decides my building is historically significant?
9. What is involved in a demolition plan review?
10. After I submit this information, what happens?
11. What is a “preferably preserved” structure?
12. What happens if the Commission decides my building is preferably preserved?
13. What happens during that year?
14. What if all this fails and the one-year moratorium expires?
15. When does the Commission meet?
16. Who appoints the members of the Commission?