Yacht Club roof work begins

About $10,000 in emergency repairs began March 7 on the Milton Yacht Club roof that officials hope will stem further immediate damage to the historic brick building at 25 Wharf St., and town officials have started the process of getting the building listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which would allow it to compete for historic preservation grants.

This first needs backing from the Massachusetts Historical Commission. A letter from the commission dated Feb. 20 said the group is “favorably inclined” to back the project, but asked for more historic details about the building.

The National Register status and the grants it could yield will likely be the key to the building’s renovation, according to Steve O’Donnell, who chairs the Milton Historical Commission. The full story appears in the March 21, 2019, issue of the Milton Times.

“The building needs a phenomenal amount of work,” said O’Donnell, adding that the emergency roof repairs to make the building watertight were the first step.

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