2017 Modernism Award - Additions to the Lincoln HIstoric District

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Twenty-three homeowners whose houses had been submitted for consideration for the Lincoln Historic District were recognized at gathering at the deCordova Museum. The Historic District By-law enables the Town to establish a Lincoln Historic District “intended to preserve and protect as a permanent legacy the significant historical areas and distinctive architectural characteristics of the Town of Lincoln in their settings.” The purpose of the By-law is to promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the residents of Lincoln through the preservation and protection of the distinctive architectural characteristics of buildings and places significant in the history of the Commonwealth and of the Town, through the maintenance and improvement of the settings for such buildings and places, and through the encouragement of the spirit of sensitive and innovative design compatible with the conceptual significance of the Town’s historical development. This By-law does not seek to establish an architectural museum, but instead to inform the historical process of architectural growth and adaptation with a sense of educated pride in our heritage.