Historic House Plaque Program

The Braintree Historical Society is pleased to announce its historic house plaque program which recognizes the rich architectural history of our town as well as the people who lived here. This program does not automatically impose restrictions to the homeowner from future remodelling/renovations of their home (unlike the Federal, State, or local zoning bylaws or any separate historical preservation bylaw.)

Braintree’s historic buildings date back to the 17th century. The Historical Society encourages owners of historic structures to share their civic pride by displaying Historic House Plaques on their home

What's on the Plaque?

The plaque provides the building’s construction date and the name of the original owner (if known), and is appropriate for display on both residential and commercial buildings. 

Information to appear on each plaque will be researched and/or verified by a member of the Braintree Historical Society. 

If the original owner of the property is not able to be verified, the date will be displayed on the plaque without the owner’s name.

House plaques will not restrict homeowners from making changes to their property. The sign is decorative and informational only.

In order to be eligible to participate in the Plaque Program:
  • The home or structure must be substantially as it was originally built in order to accurately reflect the date of the house; and
  • The home or structure must be at least 75 years old.

Plaques are available in 1 size:
  • 12 inches high by 16 inches wide

The Historical Society asks that the plaque be attached to the front façade of the home or structure so it can be visible from the street.

The purchase price:
$75 for Braintree Historical Society members; $125 for non‐members. 

Non-member pricing includes a 1-year membership.

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We would prefer payment by check. Pease fill out the plaque form by printing the pdf file noted below. Then, mail your check and the completed form to the following address:

Braintree Historical Society

31 Tenney Road

Braintree, MA 02184

Adobe Acrobat document BHS plaque order form version 2.pdf

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