Historic District Commission


  • 5:00 p.m. 
  • 1st Tuesday of February, May, August and November
  • 2nd floor Conference Room
    Town Hall
    180 High Street 
    Wakefield, RI 02879 

Staff assistance is provided by the Senior Planner and the Planning Department.  

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes  


The seven members are appointed to 3-year terms.
  • Peter A. Nunes - Chair 
  • James Garfield - Vice Chair  
  • Karen M. daSilva
  • Carolyn A. Griswold
  • Richard C. Youngken


The purpose of the Historic District Commission is to promote historic preservation in the Kingston Historic District.  The Commission reviews plans for construction, demolition, relocation and exterior alterations of structures located in the designated historic district as well as plans for alterations to historic cemeteries.  The Commission also serves in an advisory capacity to the Planning Board and the Town Council on historic preservation issues.