Archive for Tuesday, March 20, 1990

LOCAL HISTORY LECTURES BEGIN

March 20, 1990

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The Lawrence Historic Resources Commission and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance are teaming up to present a series of educational sessions on historic preservation in the city.

The first session in the series will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the commission room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.

The initial session will include presentations by four speakers. John Lee, a Lawrence resident who has conducted a survey of Lawrence's historical resources, will discuss "Values of Preservation"; preservation historian Dale Nimz will answer, "What is a Survey?" and will review the Rhode Island survey; Mary Lee Robbins, a local historian, will review the Old West Lawrence survey; and Marci Francisco, former Lawrence mayor and preservationist, will review the Oread neighborhood survey.

After Wednesday's session, the next meeting will be April 18, according to Ms. Francisco. Thus far, seven sessions have been scheduled to take place over the next 12 months.

The Historic Resources Commission was formed in 1989 after adoption of the city's historic preservation ordinance. In addition to recommending historic landmarks and historic districts to the Lawrence City Commission, the seven-member Historic Resources Commission also is charged with educating the public about historic preservation.

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