Historic Districts

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The Wellfleet Historic DistrictPayne Hollow Historic District in South Wellfleet, and several other individual properties, were accepted for listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Many members of the Wellfleet Historical Society collaborated for several years to compile documentation for the application for nomination required by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. This application, when approved, was forwarded for official listing on the National Register, which is administered by the National Park Service of the U S Department of the Interior.

The original Wellfleet application, which contains valuable information about properties included in our HISTORIC DISTRICTS, is in the Massachusetts Historical Commission archive in Boston. A photocopy can be seen at the Wellfleet Historical Society Museum. Among members most active in researching and organizing this fascinating document wereElizabeth Cole, Betsy Cole, Polly Magenau, Marion Parkinson and Helen Purcell, aided by photographer Warren Seyfert, and map researcher Peter Kane. The complete National Register of Historic Places is on the web at www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com.