2018

Commissioners
Carol Mason (appointment through 11, 2021 ) - Chairman
Elyse Harney (appointment through 11, 2022) - Secretary
Digby Brown (appointment through 11, 2020) 
Tom Callahan (appointment through 11, 2019) 
open position (appointment through 11, 2018) 

Alternate
Leon McLain (appointment through 11, 2019) 

Summary of requirements:
1.     To server a member must be registered to vote in Salisbury, CT.
2.    One or more members to live in historic district. (when possible)
3.    5 members, 3 alternates.
4.    5 year terms. (Appointments are made in November).
5.    The term of one member to expire each year.
6.    Each member/alternate may be appointed for another
       term or terms.
7.     Officers: chairman, vice-chairman, clerk/secretary


We are very grateful to those who have served on this Commission to help take history forward. Their contributions brought understanding about the contemporary value of Salisbury Historic District Commission and its architectural heritage from the Colonial period to the present. Their clarity is and was focused on how the historic environment establishes a sense of grace and decorum in our environment. This purpose is the foundation of the work of this Commission, to maintain this quality of life for ourselves and future generations.


The following is list of those who have served on this Commission.
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Commissioners:
Carol Mason, Chairman
Digby Brown
Tom Callahan
Jane Fitting
Elyse Harney

Alternate:
Leon McClain

Advisory Board member:
Candace Cuniberti

Secretary
Georgia Petry

Website Designer
Carol Mason


Commissioners:
Candace Cuniberti, Chairman
Elyse Harney, Secretary
Digby Brown
Tom Callahan,
Jane Fitting

Alternate:
Leon McClain

Website Designer
Carol Mason

Commissioners:
Candace Cuniberti, Chairman
Elyse Harney, Secretary
Digby Brown
Tom Callahan,
Jane Fitting

Alternate:
Leon McClain

Website Designer
Carol Mason

Commissioners:
Candace Cuniberti, Chairman
Elyse Harney, Secretary
Digby Brown
Tom Callahan
Jane Fitting
Arthur Taylor

Alternate:
Leon McClain

Website Designer
Carol Mason

Commissioners:
Candace Cuniberti, Chairman
Elyse Harney, Secretary
Digby Brown
Tom Callahan,
Jane Fitting
Arthur Taylor

Alternate:
Leon McClain

Website Designer
Carol Mason

Commissioners:
Candace Cuniberti, Chairman
Elyse Harney, Secretary
Digby Brown
Tom Callahan,
Jane Fitting
Arthur Taylor

Alternate:
Leon McClain

Website Designer
Carol Mason

Commissioners:
Candace Cuniberti, Chairman
Elyse Harney, Secretary
Digby Brown
Tom Callahan,
Jane Fitting
Arthur Taylor

Alternate:
Leon McClain

Commissioners:
Candace Cuniberti, Chairman
Elyse Harney, Secretary
Digby Brown
Elvia Gignoux
Arthur Taylor
Leon McClain

Candace Cuniberti, Chairman
Elyse Harney, Secretary
Digby Brown
Elvia Gignoux
Arthur Taylor
Leon McClain

Commissioners:
Candace Cuniberti, Chairman
Lou Burgess
Digby Brown
Elyse Harney

Lou Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
Candace Cuniberti
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
John Sherwood
M.C. Taylor

Lou Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
Candace Cuniberti
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Ginger Gilman
John Sherwood
M.C. Taylor

Lou Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
Candace Cuniberti
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Ginger Gilman
John Sherwood
M.C. Taylor

Lou Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
Candace Cuniberti
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Ginger Gilman
John Sherwood
M.C. Taylor

Lou Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Ginger Gilman
John Sherwood
M.C. Taylor

Lou Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Ginger Gilman
John Sherwood
M.C. Taylor

Lou Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Ginger Gilman
John Sherwood

Lou Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney
Digby Brown
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Ginger Gilman

Lou Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney
Digby Brown
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Ginger Gilman
Richard Walsh

Lou Burgess, President
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Candace Cuniberti, Alternate John Eide, Alternate

Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Candace Cuniberti, Alternate John Eide, Alternate

Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Digby Brown
David Elwell
Richard T. Fitzgerald
Candace Cuniberti, Alternate John Eide, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Candace Cuniberti, Clerk
Digby Brown
John Eide
David Elwell, Alternate
Richard T. Fitzgerald

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Candace Cuniberti, Secretary
Joseph Brennan
Digby Brown
John Eide, Alternate
David Elwell, Alternate
Carol Magowan, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Candace Cuniberti, Clerk
Joseph Brennan
Digby Brown
David Elwell, Alternate
Carol Magowan, Alternate
Judy Murphy, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Candace Cuniberti, Clerk
Joseph Brennan
Digby Brown
Candace Cuniberti, Alternate
Carol Magowan, Alternate
Judy Murphy, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Joseph Brennan
Gloria Buckley
Virginia Gilman
Digby Brown, Alternate
Candace Cuniberti, Alternate
M. Higginson, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Else Harney, Vice Chairman
Gloria Buckley, Clerk
Joseph Brennan
Virginia Gilman
Digby Brown, Alternate
Kenneth R. Frederick, Alternate
Marged Higginson, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Gloria Buckley, Clerk
Joseph Brennan
Kenneth Frederick
Virginia Gilman
Else Harney, Alternate
Marged Higginson, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Hugh McMillan, III, Vice Chairman
Gloria Buckley, Secretary
Kenneth Frederick
Virginia Gilman
Else Harney, Alternate
Joseph Brennan, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Hugh McMillan, III, Vice Chairman
Gloria Buckley
Kenneth Frederick
Virginia Gilman
Richard Alexander, Alternate
Joseph Brennan, Alternate
Frank G. Garretson, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Hugh McMillan, III, Vice Chairman
Kenneth Frederick, Secretary
Frank Garretson
Virginia Gilman
Gloria Buckley
Richard Alexander, Alternate

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Hugh McMillan, III, Vice Chairman
Kenneth Frederick, Secretary
Frank Garretson
Virginia Gilman
Gloria Buckley, Alternate
Richard Alexander, Alternate
Victor Grohmann

Lou V. Burgess, Chairman
Hugh McMillan, III, Vice Chairman
Kenneth Frederick, Secretary
Virginia Gilman
Gustavus D Pope
Frank Garretson, Alternate
Gloria Buckley, Alternate
Victor Grohmann

Millard Sessions, Chairman
Lou V. Burgess, Secretary
Hugh McMillan, III, Vice Chairman
Penelope G. Grant
Gustavus D Pope
Robinson Leech, Alternate
Gloria Buckley, Alternate
George D. Kellogg, Jr.

Millard Sessions, Chairman
Lou V. Burgess
Hugh McMillan, III
Penelope G. Grant
Gustavus D Pope
Robinson Leech, Alternate
Gloria Buckley, Alternate
Virginia D. Dildine, Alternate

Millard Sessions, Chairman
Lou V. Burgess
Penelope G. Grant
Gustavus D Pope
Robinson Leech
Virginia D. Dildine, Alternate

Millard Sessions, Chairman
Lou V. Burgess
Penelope G. Grant
Robinson Leech
Virginia D. Dildine, Alternate
Hugh McMillan, III , Alternate

Millard Sessions, Chairman
Lou V. Burgess
Violet Oppenheimer
Robinson Leech
Virginia D. Dildine, Alternate
Penelope G. Grant

S. Norton Miner, Chairman
Millard Sessions
Katherine Kiefer
Violet Oppenheimer
Robinson Leech
Virginia D. Dildine, Alternate
Laura J. Ames-Aurell

S. Norton Miner, Chairman
Millard Sessions
Katherine Kiefer
Violet Oppenheimer
Robinson Leech
Virginia D. Dildine, Alternate
Laura J. Ames-Aurell

To come

L.A. Spalding McCabe, Jr., Chairman
S. Norton Miner
Norman W. Gardner
Mrs. Violet Oppenheimer
Robinson Leech
Guido F. Verbeck, Alternate
Mrs. Mary P. Milmine, Alternate
Mrs. Ann Hoskins, Alternate
Joseph Fudali, Alternate

S. Norton Miner
Robinson Leech
Norman W. Gardner
Mrs. Violet Oppenheimer
Guido F. Verbeck, Alternate
Mrs. Mary P. Milmine, Alternate
Mrs. Ann Hoskins, Alternate
Joseph Fudali, Alternate
L.A.Spalding McCabe, Jr.

Richard A. Kimball, Chairman
S. Norton Miner
Robinson Leech
Norman W. Gardner
Mrs. Violet Oppenheimer
Guido F. Verbeck, Alternate
Mrs. Mary P. Milmine, Alternate
Mrs. Ann Hoskins, Alternate
Joseph Fudali, Alternate
L.A.Spalding McCabe, Jr.

Richard A. Kimball, Chairman
S. Norton Miner
Robinson Leech
Norman W. Gardner
Mrs. Violet Oppenheimer
Guido F. Verbeck, Alternate
Mrs. Mary P. Milmine, Alternate
Mrs. Ann Hoskins, Alternate
Joseph Fudali, Alternate
L.A.Spalding McCabe, Jr.

Richard A. Kimball, Chairman
S. Norton Miner
Robinson Leech
Norman W. Gardner
Mrs. Violet Oppenheimer
Guido F. Verbeck, Alternate
Mrs. Mary P. Milmine, Alternate
Mrs. Ann Hoskins, Alternate
Joseph Fudali, Alternate
L.A.Spalding McCabe, Jr.

Richard A. Kimball, Chairman
S. Norton Miner
Robinson Leech
Norman W. Gardner
Mrs. Violet Oppenheimer
Guido F. Verbeck, Alternate
Mrs. Mary P. Milmine, Alternate
Mrs. Ann Hoskins, Alternate
Joseph Fudali, Alternate
L.A.Spalding McCabe, Jr.

 


www.cga.ct.gov
CHAPTER 97a*
HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND HISTORIC PROPERTIES
*Cited. 196 C. 596; 227 C. 71.
Cited. 29 CA 28.

Sec. 7-147c (d)

 

The Historic District Commission established under the provisions of this part shall consist of five regular and three alternate members, who shall be electors of the municipality in which the district is situated holding no salaried municipal office. The ordinance shall provide that one or more of the members or alternates of the historic district commission shall reside in an historic district under the jurisdiction of the commission, if any person reside in any such district and are willing to serve on such commission. Such alternate members shall, when seated as provided in this section, have all powers and duties of a member of the commission. If a regular member of said commission is absent of has a conflict of interest, the chairman of the commission shall designate an alternate to so act, choosing alternates in rotation so that they shall act as nearly equal a number of times of the times as possible. If any alternate is not available in accordance with such rotation, such fact shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting. The method of appointment shall be fixed by ordinance. The appointments to membership in the commission shall be so arranged that the term of at least one member shall expire each year, and their successors seal be appointed in like manner for terms of five years. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term and in the same manner as the original appointment. The commission shall elect annually a chairman, a vice-chairman and a clerk from its own number. Each member and alternate shall continue in office until his successor is duly appointed. All members and alternates shall serve without compensation. Any member or alternate may be appointed for another term or terms.

 

  The Charter Oak , oil on canvas, Charles De Wolf Brownell, 1857.  Wadsworth Atheneum

The Charter Oak, oil on canvas, Charles De Wolf Brownell, 1857. Wadsworth Atheneum

Charter Oak Tree

The Dutch explorer Adrian Block described, in his log in 1614, a tree, at the future site of Hartford, understood to be this one. In the 1630s, a delegation of local Indians is said to have approached Samuel Wyllys, the early settler who owned and cleared much of the land around it, encouraging its preservation and describing it as planted ceremonially, for the sake of peace, when their tribe first settled in the area. Scions of the tree still grow in Hartford and many other towns around Connecticut.   -- Wikipedia