Historic House Plaque Program

Is your home over 50 years old and substantially as it was when it was built? If so then you may be interested in purchasing a sign for display on your home. Celebrate Braintree's 375th with a proud sign and support the Braintree Historical Society.

Sample sign


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. 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, then 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 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 50 years old.

The plaque is a medium density overlay (MDO) weatherproof signboard, with a white background and black antique lettering. Holes are pre‐drilled and include stainless steel screws for mounting. It is available in 2 sizes:

  • 12 inches high by 16 inches wide; or
  • 10 inches high by 14 inches wide (for smaller homes).

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 is $79 for Braintree Historical Society members and $99 for non‐members. The non‐member price includes a discounted one‐year individual membership in the Braintree Historical Society.

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

Contact person: Chris Barney chrisbarney1@gmail.com

Please click on the link below for a pdf of the order form.

David Crispin,
Nov 21, 2015, 4:37 AM