Town of Groton
Meeting Notice

Town Clerk
173 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1100

Historical Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 7 2023 at 7:00 PM
Town Hall: First Floor Meeting Room, 173 Main Street Groton, MA

This meeting was posted Friday, June 2 2023 at 8:49 AM


Groton Historical Commission

June 7, 2023

Groton Town Hall

7:00 PM



  1. Call meeting to order.
  2. Review & accept minutes from last meeting. (GHC)
  3. Prescott House Updates (Aubrey Theall):
    1. 18 month demo delay clock is ticking.
    2. Discuss updated request for proposals for a historic structures report.
    3. Need to raise funds for historic structures report, discussion.
    4. Real estate quasi "listing" (for movement of house), hopeful to have soon.
    5. Draft of Prescott House FAQ's.
  4. Inventory of Historic Assets: (Michael Danti)
  5. Inventory of Historical Commission Files (Michael LaTerz, Joshua Vollmar)
  6. Old Meetinghouse Updates: (Allen King)
  7. New member recruiting, filling Vice Chair and Secretary & alternate roles. Aubrey reached out to two candidates that have expressed past interest without a response.  Time for media outreach? (GHC)
  8. Maintenance of historical markers- discussion (Michael LaTerz).
  9. Any update on the Prescott Stone? (GHC)
  10. Cow Pond proposed development. Native American archeological sites in area?  Confidential version of the Town's Archeological Study appears to be missing and we will need to obtain a replacement.  (Michael LaTerz)
  11. Proposed redevelopment adjacent to Groton Inn, any comment or question from the Commission? (GHC)
  12. Discussion of a proposal to request an annual administration budget from the Town of Groton for the Historical Commission. (GHC)
  13. Proposal to apply for CPA funds for a condition assessment of the Bancroft Castle, in concert with other stakeholders. (Joshua Vollmar)
  14. Any topics not anticipated within 48 hours of the meeting
  15. New business
  16. Schedule next meeting

Adjourn meeting

The listing of topics that the Chair reasonably anticipates will be discussed at the meeting is not intended as a guarantee of the topics that will have been discussed. Not all topics listed may in fact be discussed, and other topics not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.