Demolition Delay Network

The following entries are presented in the order they were placed on the Demolition Delay Network site, the most recent additions at the top.

Click on the linked text below in the Photo and Address column to see the complete description of the property.


Demolition Delay Network Listings:

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 356 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham

Historic Home Inventory Form

POSTED: July 18, 2019


356 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham

The George and Adelia Taylor House is a traditional 3/4 Cape house form built circa 1870 and later expanded with a front porch and one-story rear additions.  See the attached historic inventory form for more information. 


Demolition Delay voted June 19, 2018

Delay period expires: December 11, 2019

Peter Haig
508-255-0606 ext. 3.

1 Harbor Street, Sandwich 1 Harbor Street, Sandwich (Front)

POSTED: June 25, 2019


1 Harbor Street, Sandwich

Mid 1850, mill building with detached garage, 964 sq ft, history unknown other than it is in the neighborhood of the former Sandwich Glass Factory.



Kirby Holmes, owner 508-737-8489

18 Winsor Road, Cataumet

POSTED: Feb. 7, 2019


68 Shell Drive, Chatham

The Solomon Howes House (circa 1700/1802) is a full Cape house with a full dormer and wings extending from the rear.  The earliest part of the house, probably built circa 1700 or before, is now a back ell.  It was once a complete house with its own beehive oven.  The full Cape house was added to the ell circa 1802 and became the main house.  The house is an unusually well preserved and detailed example of an early 18th century Cape dwelling.


Demolition Delay voted Jan. 15, 2019

Delay period expires: July 8, 2020

Contact: Michele Clarke, Historical Commission Staff Liaison


18 Winsor Road, Cataumet

POSTED: Feb. 7, 2019


18 Winsor Road, Cataumet

Demolition Delay voted:
January 8, 2019.

UPDATE: Demolition delay order removed by vote of Historical Commission on February 12, 2019


353 South Orleans Rd (Kenrick-Sparrow House)

353 South Orleans Rd (Kenrick-Sparrow House, Circa 1930)

POSTED: Feb. 26, 2018


353 South Orleans Rd
(Kenrick-Sparrow House)

  • House only (barn not included)
  • Interior plaster and trim have been removed in most areas

As you drive on South Orleans Road, you might notice a house on the east side at the intersection with Namequoit Rd.  The view is partially obstructed by trees and shrubs, but if you look closely, you will see a home build circa 1800. What is not so obvious is that this home embodies nearly every thread in the fabric of the history and heritage of our Town of Orleans. The house is known as the Kenrick House and as the Sparrow House, and is on the Town’s Historic Inventory on file with the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Our heritage in seafaring, agriculture, commerce, education, government, religion, and our outsized role in our nation’s wars are all ingrained within the walls of this house.

Longer description of historical significance


Delay period expires:
Sept. 12, 2018


12 Ocean Bluff Road, Truro

POSTED: Jan. 31, 2018


12 Ocean Bluff Lane, Truro

Interesting 1.5 story wood-framed summer cottage circa 1900 at 12 Ocean Bluff Lane in Truro, MA (Assessor’s Map 37, Parcel 6) being offered for removal by qualified interested parties.  Must demonstrate intent to maintain structure at new site, ability to dismantle and transport from site, and adequate insurances against damage to site, road, property and persons.  Being offered for a period of 60 days.  If removal of entire structure for re-use is not undertaken, then the structure will be available for responsible removal of salvage materials within the same time period for re-use in construction.  

Delay period expires:
March 30, 2018

for more information.

Free Building, corner Stage Harbor Road and Harding Lane, Chatham

POSTED: April 13, 2017


271 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham

Delay period began: Dec. 6, 2017

Delay period expires: May 30, 2018

LOST - the building was demolished

POSTED: June 22, 2016


76 Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA - Photo #1 76 Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA - Photo #2 76 Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA - Photo #3
76 Barcliff Avenue

Delay period began: Aug. 18, 2015
Delay period expires: Feb. 18, 2017

LOST – the house was demolished

373-375 Bridge Street, Chatham, MA


POSTED: March 1, 2016


373-375 Bridge Street, Chatham

Demolition Delay began: Feb. 16, 2016
Demolition Delay expires: Nine months later (Nov. 16, 2016)

LOST – The house was demolished

317 Stage Harbor

POSTED: Feb. 16, 2010


Stage Harbor Road


Demolition Delay began: Jan. 14, 2010
Demolition Delay expires: 120 days later

Marchant House

POSTED: Sept. 21, 2009


Marchant House,
2 Irving Avenue
(off Marchants Mill Road),

(MHC BRN 567)

SAVED – Owner withdrew demolition plans and has reused the historic house

Josiah Handy House

POSTED: Sept. 21, 2009


Josiah Handy House,
35 Little River Road,

A six-month demolition delay commenced May 12, 2009.

271 Wianno Avenue

POSTED: Aug. 6, 2007;


271 Wianno Avenue, Osterville

photo added Aug. 14, 2007
Updated to "SAVED" Sept. 21, 2009
Demolition delay imposed June 26, 2007 (six-month delay)

SAVED - Owner revised plans to preserve the historic building and design a new addition.

POSTED: June 21, 2007


1465 Old Queen Anne Road, Chatham

Updated to "LOST" status Sept. 21, 2009

A 12-month delay was voted by Chatham Historical Commission on June 12, 2007 (application came in before Town Meeting vote for 18-month delays).




2684 Main Street

POSTED: May 15, 2007


2684 Main Street,

South Chatham

12-month demolition delay started in May 2007

LOST – The house was demolished



330 Olde Homestead Drive

POSTED: Dec. 27, 2006


330 Olde Homestead Drive,
Marstons Mills

Photo added 2/6/07
House date added 3/21/07
"SAVED" Note added Aug. 27, 2009
6-month demolition delay started on Dec. 6, 2006

SAVED - An organization that creates workingopportunities for persons with disabilities bought the property and uses it as a working farm.


40 Associates Road Falmouth

POSTED: Dec. 8, 2005


40 Associates Road, Chapoquoit Island, Falmouth

Demolition delay period expired Feb. 19, 2006


21 Crescent Avenue Falmouth

POSTED: Dec. 8, 2005


21 Crescent Avenue, Falmouth



Demolition delay period expired Feb. 19, 2006


POSTED: Sept. 26, 2005



45 (working) days from decision made on Sept. 13, 2005

Expired Nov. 19, 2005


2 Wyoming Avenue

POSTED: April 26, 2005

Updated Dec. 28, 2005


2 Wyoming Avenue, Falmouth Heights
(facing Grand Avenue)

Demolition delay imposed on March 26, 2005

Demolition delay expired June 23, 2005

LOST - The house was demolished in the fall of 2005.

43 Morris Island Road

POSTED: Jan. 12, 2005


43 Morris Island Road, Chatham

Updated June 21, 2007

360-day demo delay imposed on Nov. 30, 2004

LOST - The house was demolished, and it has been replaced with a much larger home.


81 Hitching Post Road

POSTED: Jan. 12, 2005


81 Hitching Post Road, Chatham

Updated Dec. 28, 2005

360-day demo delay imposed on Nov. 30, 2004

LOST - After serious efforts to find alternatives to demolition, the old home was demolished and a larger home has replaced it.



19 Old Wharf Road

POSTED: Jan. 12, 2005


19 Old Wharf Road, North Chatham

Updated July 20, 2005

SAVED - The owners have agreed to save the original house, removing later ells and moving the original building elsewhere on the property to serve as a guest house. A new main house will be constructed on the property.




Eastham cottage

POSTED: Oct. 18, 2004


385 Mary Chase Road

Updated Feb. 15, 2005

Demolition of the building expected in early April.
POSTED: Sept.  24, 2004


(photo not available)

162 Shore Road, Chatham

Updated Dec. 28, 2005

Demolition Delay imposed Sept. 9, 2004

Demolition Delay expired Sept. 8, 2005

SAVED - The applicant withdrew the demolition proposal and instead submitted new plans for a modest addition.


Marcus, Falmouth

POSTED: Sept. 24, 2004


205 Associates Road, Chapoquoit, Falmouth


Updated July 20, 2005

SAVED - The building was moved by barge to North Falmouth, then cut into sections and moved by truck to a new site where it was reassembled.



How to Post Listings

Local Historical Commissions can post information about buildings subject to demolition by sending the following information to the Cape Cod Commission:

- Location (street, town) of building proposed for demolition

- Date demolition delay was imposed

- Date demolition delay will expire

- Brief description of building (date of construction, style, square footage, history)

- Contact person and telephone number (Historical Commission or Owner)

- Photograph of the building, if possible (in print or as a digital file)



CCC Staff Contact:

To submit information to or to ask questions about the Demolition Delay Network, contact: 

Sarah Korjeff
Planner/Historic Preservation Specialist

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