Marion Historic Survey work to begin this month

Oct 5, 2021

MARION — Lynn Smiledge has been selected to complete Phase II of the Marion Historical Commission’s project to update the Marion Village Historic Survey. 

Work will begin this month to expand and update the Inventory of historic assets initially completed in 1998, in order to make it more accessible, more easily usable and fully compliant with present-day state standards.

The project is funded by a Survey and Planning Grant received last spring from the Massachusetts Historical Commission, with a local match to be funded by Community Preservation funds.

This work will continue the commission’s grant efforts to update and expand the survey. Smiledge has done similar survey work in Wellfleet, Methuen and Boston. She has also served on local preservation commissions in Andover and Boston, where she is currently chair of the Boston Landmarks Commission. 

The existing survey forms for the remainder of Marion Village, the Water Street area, the George Bonham Nye area and the southerly sections of the village will be updated and expanded. 

This information can then serve as the basis for determining if properties or areas are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The project will be carried out over the next nine months, with completion expected by summer of 2022.