The Westtown Township Historical Commission (HC) was created in March, 2013. The purpose of the Historical Commission is to foster a community appreciation of the rich and varied history of the Township. This includes educating residents about lands, buildings, and sites of historic, architectural, archaeological, or cultural significance and the people who worked, farmed, and lived in Westtown Township. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Township Building. The Historical Commission invites those who lived or worked in Westtown prior to 1960 to share stories, photographs, anecdotes, and remembrances of life in our community more than fifty years ago. These will be shared and stored in the Township archives to further educate present and future residents on the Township’s rich and diverse past.
The Historical Commission meets at 6:00PM on the third Thursday of each month at the Township Building. Meetings are open to the public.
Historic Resources Map
The Westtown Township Historical Commission compiled a list of historic properties and other resources in the Township. This list was subsequently vetted by an independent professional architectural historian, and unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors.
The purpose of the list and map is to:
- Officially recognize various properties as a Historic Resource.
- Further the mission and purpose of the Historical Commission by increasing public awareness of the historic resources present throughout Westtown.
- Require a thirty (30) day Historical Commission review period from the submission of a building permit application for exterior alterations and/or demolition. This gives the Historical Commission an opportunity to request permission to document and/or photograph the property prior to the start of construction and/or demolition. If the owner of a historic resource declines such access, it will not affect the issuance of the building permit.