Westport Historical Marker

110 Myrtle Ave
Westport CT 06880
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<p>The Historic District Commission is a Certified Local Government agency (CLG) by partnership with the Town of Westport, the state and the federal government.</p> <p>Carol Leahy manages the office, which oversees four local historic districts, the Kings Highway North Historic District, the Jesup Road Historic District, the Violet Lane Historic District, and the Gorham Avenue Historic District. About 1,500 historic homes and properties are located in Westport.</p> <p>The HDC also oversees the National Register Districts, which are the National Hall and Compo/Owenoke. In addition, the Commission is mandated to be an advocate of historic preservation planning throughout the Town of Westport.</p> <p>If a property is located in one of the designated local historic districts in Westport, all exterior renovations, additions, repairs, exterior changes to dwellings, fences, driveways or signs visible from the public right-of-way, or local roads, must receive a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic District Commission. Applications are heard in public meeting and granted by the Commission before work commences.</p>