The Plympton Community Preservation Committee voted Tuesday, Feb. 13, to present the preservation of Plympton’s first Town House, on upper Main St., to town meeting voters for their approval at the annual Town Meeting May 16.
Plympton’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) received the application from the Plympton Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the Plympton Historical Society for possible CPA funding consideration at the May 2018 Town Meeting.
The project under consideration is an historic preservation of the town-owned “Old Town House ” on Main Street at the junction of Center Street, also sometimes known more recently as the “Plympton Historical Society Building”.
The structure was built in 1850 as a Town Hall. For the last 65 years it has been used by the Plympton Historical Society for the preservation and presentation of materials and collections related to the Town’s history as well as the site of many community events.
The project under consideration requests funds for much needed rehabilitation and restoration of the historic building. Estimated project cost would be approximately $87,500 which includes $25,000 for painting and clapboard restoration, $45,000 for window restoration and replacement, and an additional $17,500 to be used in the case of unexpected contingencies.
In the committee’s efforts to diligently review and choose well-conceived projects that offer a lot of benefit for its limited funds, the CPC welcomes any and all comments and input.