Historic District Commission

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The Sharon Historic District Commission (SHDC) is a unit of Sharon's Town Government organized and operating under principles set forth in Chapter 93a, Section 7-147 of the Statutes of the State of Connecticut as well as those of the Sharon Historic District Rules and Procedures.

The SHDC represents the interests of our community in maintaining the historical and architectural integrity of the town’s historic districts.

Working with property owners and municipal agencies, the SHDC helps to preserve buildings and structures within the designated areas by reviewing any proposed changes that will be visible from a public way.

The Commission helps promote the preservation and responsible treatment of Sharon’s significant historical and architectural resources:

  • providing a connection to our heritage
  • adding to the visual richness of the town
  • creating economic benefits such as more stable property values
  • well-maintained infrastructure, stronger community identity and increased tourism.

The establishment and designation of our historic districts are an effective legal means of giving local Sharon residents control over the character and appearance of our community while still allowing growth and change.

Commission Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
John Baroody

Chairman

2023

Betsy Hall

Vice Chair

2020

J. Barclay Collins

Member

2024

Lionel Goldfrank III

Member

2020

Stephen Szalewicz

Member

2022

Scot Samuelson

Alternate

2022

Theo Coulombe

Alternate

2020

Edwin Yowell

Alternate

2021