• The state maintains a list of "historic assets" in its MACRIS database,
    viewable online:
  • A starting point to understand the process relative to state and federal
    undertakings is the "Review and Compliance FAQ" on the Massachusetts
    Historical Commission web site:

    Keep in mind that the trigger for MHC review is not listing on the
    National Register, but the involvement of state or federal licensing,
    permitting or funding for the project. (Michael Steinitz, MA Historical)

Recent Losses 2006

Upton Silo Barn

Armsby Barn

Recent Losses 2007

  • Supporters of Preserve UMass:
    Many of you have asked what you can do individually to assist Preserve UMass achieve its goals of putting a hold on the destruction of historic buildings on the UMass Amherst campus and having an independent professional assessment of the historic and architecturally significant buildings as a basis for deciding the future of these structures.
    The Steering Committee, myself, Professor Max Page, Professor Emeritus Arnold Friedman, and Ms. Ruth Owen Jones (former Chair of the Amherst Historical Commission), encourage you to write a letter or send an e-mail of support for our nomination of the Amherst campus to the 2007 List of the Ten Most Endangered Historic Resources of the Commonwealth. The address is:
    Preservation Massachusetts
    45 School Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02108