Hopkinton Historic District Commission


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Committee Charge & History:

The Hopkinton Center Historic District was established by the townspeople in 1979, consisting primarily of properties surrounding the Town Common, the Common itself, and properties along the south side of Main Street, ending near the corner of Grove Street. A small portion of East Main Street is also included. Later, Center School (2000) and the Town Hall (2001) were added to the district. In 2019, the Aaron & Lucy Claflin House Historic District (76 Main Street) was established by Town Meeting and is under the authority of the Hopkinton Historic District Commission. The Hopkinton Center Historic District Commission is the reviewing authority responsible for regulating design within the Hopkinton Center Historic District. Update on the Potential Expansion of the Historic District - November 2018
Historic Districts in Massachusetts have three major purposes, as stated in Ch. 40C of Massachusetts General Law: 1.) To preserve and protect the distinctive characteristics of buildings and places significant to the history of the Commonwealth and its cities and towns; 2.) To maintain and improve the settings of those buildings and places; 3.) To encourage new designs compatible with existing buildings in the district.

Historic District Design Guidelines 

The Historic District Commission has published their Historic District Design Guidelines Historic District Design Guidelines

View our List of the 25 Properties in the Center Historic District with Photos

Interactive GIS Story Map of the Hopkinton Center Historic District


Map of the Hopkinton Center Historic District

View the Final Study Report for Information on the History of 76 Main Street

Map of the 76 Main Street Historic District


Hopkinton Historic District Commission Information:

    • Certificate of Appropriateness
    • Certificate of Non-Applicability
    • Certificate of Hardship

Hopkinton Historical Property Information

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More info on HHDC can be found on Hopkinton's Board and Committee Database page.