The Mission of Preservation Chelsea

It is our mission to preserve Chelsea as a village rich with history and charm, reflected by historic buildings, surrounding farmlands, and as found in our beautiful and vibrant village center. We aim to work through education, offering to ourselves and the community the history of Chelsea as well as the issues shaping our future. We intend actively to preserve historic landmarks and to have a voice in all issues that affect any possible de-centralization of our village. It is our intention to pursue this mission with full involvement and input from merchants and citizens of Chelsea and to act in ways that make sense for the preservation of Chelsea's charm and historic integrity while supporting a vibrant and successful downtown.

Federal Screw Works

Federal Screw Works
This property has been under threat of total demolition since 2008--there are historically signficant and architecturally interesting sections that should be preserved!

Jackson Street Panorama

Jackson Street Panorama
The DDA voted at the meeting on 9.20.12 to demolish the Daniels Addition Car Showroom despite the letter from the State Historic Preservation Office. (please read below)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Comments and request made at City Council on September 14

Larry Bean 204 Washington

As a follow up to Jan’s request for a motion tonight to temporarily stop demolition activities, I would like to describe our plan to work with you on these issues which are very important to the City of Chelsea.

This will give you time to evaluate the information provided and ask us questions over the next two weeks.

We ask that you place this issue on your agenda for discussion during the next meeting on September 28. We suggest that you then continue these discussions with us and the DDA over the next couple weeks after that meeting.

During the October 12 meeting we will request that you make a motion to vote on blocking funding for demolition of these buildings and require the DDA to work with this Citizen’s group to rehabilitate the entire Longworth complex with promised money from within Chelsea and outside grant money.

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