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Historic Preservation

2002 Three Historic Signs $5,000.00
November 18, 2002 Special Town Meeting Article #8

The Town received an appropriation of $5,000.00 for the purchase of three signs to be erected at Rowley Town Hall, Rowley Town Hall Annex and the Minister’s Wood Lot.


2002 Town Hall Elevator $10,000.00
November 18, 2002 Special Town Meeting Article #17

The Town received an appropriation of $10,000 to assist with the purchase and installation of a vertical platform lift for the Town Hall.


2003 Rowley Jewel Mill $15,000.00
May 12, 2003 Annual Town Meeting Article #34

The Jewel Mill property is a historic resource for the Town of Rowley, Built in 1642 the stone arch bridge on the property is the oldest bridge of its type in North America. Cheryl Forster received an appropriation of $15,000 to renovations to the Water Wheel and conducts a structural assessment.


2003 Birds of the Great Marsh $7,000.00
November 17, 2003 Special Town Meeting Article #27

The Rowley Public Library received an appropriation of $7,000 to provide a display cabinet and accessories for the historic Charles A. Houghton Bird Collection.


2003 Town Hall Auditorium $ 53,000.00
November 17, 2003 Special Town Meeting Article #28

The Town received an appropriation of $53,000 for restoring and repairing the ceiling, floor, original plaster walls, lighting and stairwells of the auditorium and restoring auditorium stage.


2004 Town Hall Restoration $10,500.00
November 15, 2004 Special Town Meeting Article #23

The Town received an appropriation of $10,500.00 for restoring and repairing the ceiling, floor, stairwells, restoring windows, repairing the walls, accent pieces and town seals.


2004 Town Hall Portico $9,500.00
November 15, 2004 Special Town Meeting Article #24

The Town received an appropriation of $9,500.00 to restore, repair south portico at Town Hall.


2004 Town Historic Signs $2,000.00
November 15, 2004 Special Town Meeting Article #25

The Town received an appropriation of $2,000.00 for the purchase of one half of the fifty signs identifying Historic properties built prior to 1800, or those deemed historically or architecturally significant by the Historic Commission.


2005 Town Hall Annex $50,000.00
Failed to pass at town meeting:
May 2, 2005 Special Town Meeting Article #14

The Town received an appropriation of $50,000.00 for historical restoration study and comprehensive evaluation of the Town Hall Annex, including handicap accessibility, potential installation of an elevator, building exterior restoration and office space layout and design.


2005 Town Clerk Documents $7,000.00
May 2, 2005 Special Town Meeting Article #15

The Town Clerk received an appropriation of $7,000 for preservation of vital historic Town documents.


2005 Town Hall Restoration $60,000.00
May 2, 2005 Special Town Meeting Article #20

The Town received an appropriation of $60,000.00 for restoring and repairing the ceiling, floor, stairwells, restoring windows, repairing the walls, accent pieces and town seals.


2005 Town Hall Restoration $55,000.00
May 2, 2005 Special Town Meeting Article #21

The Town received an appropriation of $55,000.00 for the purchase and install and or restoring windows for Town Hall.


2005 Town Hall Annex $30,000.00
November 14, Special Town Meeting Article #13

The Town received an appropriation of $30,000.00 for historical restoration study and comprehensive evaluation of the Town Hall Annex, including handicap accessibility, potential installation of an elevator, building exterior restoration and office space layout and design.


2005 First Congregational Church $150,000.00
November 14, 2005 Special Town Meeting Article #14

The First Congregational Church received an appropriation of $150,000.00 for historical
restoration and preservation of the Rowley Town Clock and the steeple structure supporting said clock.


2006 Town Clerk Documents $15,000.00
May 1, 2006 Special Town Meeting Article #25

The Town Clerk received an appropriation of $15,000 for preservation of vital historic Town documents.


2006 First Congregational Church $47,000.00
November 13, 2006 Special Town Meeting Article #20

The First Congregational Church received an appropriation of $47,000.00 for historical restoration of the Rowley Town Clock including the bell striker mechanism.


2006 Town Hall Restoration $20,000.00
November 13, 2006 Special Town Meeting Article #21

The Town received an appropriation of $20,000.00 for the purchase and install and or restoring windows for Town Hall.


2006 Town Historic Signs $1,800.00
November 13, 2006 Special Town Meeting Article #22

The Town Historic Commission received an appropriation of $1,800.00 for the purchase and installation of eight Rowley Historic District boundaries sign.


2007 Town Clerk Documents $10,000.00
May 14, 2007 Special Town Meeting Article #15

The Town Clerk received an appropriation of $10,000 for preservation of vital historic Town documents.


2010 Board of Assessors Documents $4,300.00
January 11, 2010 Special Town Meeting Article #14

The Board of Assessors received an appropriation of $4,300 for preservation of  Real Estate records dated from 1860-1917.
 


2010 First Congregational Church $12,000.00
January 11, 2010 Special Town Meeting Article #15
 

The First Congregational Church received an appropriation of $12,000.00 for historical preservation restoration and digitalization of the Reverend Samuel Philips Diary. 


2010 Town Hall Restoration $148,000.00
May 3, 2010 Annual Town Meeting Article #19

The Town received an appropriation of $148,000.00 for restoring and repairing the Town Hall Cupola and the historical  "Alden Kent " wooden works clock.  

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 2012 The Board of Assessors Documents $5,100.00

May 16, 2011 Annual Town Meeting Article #16

The Board of Assessors received an appropriation of $5,100.00 for preservation of Real Estate Commitment books dated from 1917-1972.

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2012 First Congregational Church $5,420.00

May 16, 2011 Annual Town Meeting Article #17

The First Congregational Church received an appropriation of $5,420.00 for historical preservation restoration and digitalization of the journal known as the Philips Diary.
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2012 Rowley Town Common $83,000.00

April 30, 2012 Special Town Meeting Article #8

TheTown received an appropriation of $83,000.00 for restoration of the tree landscape (circa 1814) on the Rowley Town Common.

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2012 Rowley Cemetery Fence $91,000.00

April 30, 2012 Special Town Meeting Article #10

The Board of Cemetery Commissioners received an appropriation of $91,000.00 for preservation and restoration of the 132 year old cemetery fence in the Rowley Cemetery.

2013 Rowley Cemetery Cooper Beech Tree $1,000.00

May 6, 2013 Special Town Meeting Article #15

The Board of Cemetery Commissioners received an appropriation of $1,000.00 for preservation and restoration of 130 year old Cooper Beech Tree in the Rowley Cemetery

2013 Rowley Town Hall Annex $135,000.00

May 6, 2013 Special Town Meeting Article #16

The Board of Selectmen recieved an appropriation of $135,000.00 for restoration of the exterior of Town Hall Annex siding, trim, gutters and painting.  

 

 

 
 

PO Box 275, 139 Main Street, Rowley, MA 01969
Board of Selectmen: 978-948-2372
Town Administrator: 978-948-2705


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