Pelham Historic District

Developed on the land of the former estate of George Carpenter and adjacent to the railway line, the Pelham neighborhood emerged in the late 1800s and early 1900s as a carefully planned residential community. WMAN’s Historic Preservation Initiative is working toward a nomination of the neighborhood as a Thematic Historic District and this page serves as a hub of information related to the project.

Historic Designation – What is it?

What does Historic Designation mean at both the local and the national levels?

Pelham Designation Process and Timeline

What are the steps to nominate Pelham as a historic district, and when will they happen?

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this affect my property value? Can I paint my house a different color? Read through these FAQs for answers to common questions.