By Caroline Gordon
FRAMINGHAM – The 7-member Framingham Historical Commission voted unanimously on the a request to demolish the house at 318 Bishop Street at its meeting on Thursday, February 9.
According to Commission Chair Paul Silva, the Victorian-style home was built in 1892.
Silva Development LLC, owns the property and wants it to be demolished. Once demolished,
their goal is to build a two-family home.
Editor’s Note: Silva LLC is not related to chair of the Historical Commission Paul Silva
A representative from Silva Development said the fire department asked if they could use the
building for training.
Commission member and City Historian Frederic Wallace said, “We’re anticipating this will be a negative vote.”
A vote in the negative means the Commission does not deem the property historically significant –
it will be demolished.
A vote in the positive means the commission believes the property is historically significant. However, this does not ensure it will not be demolished, but there will be a public hearing to decide.
The Commission gave the property a negative vote unanimously.
The property at 318 Bishop Street was built in 1892, according to the records with the City Assessor’s offie. It has 8 rooms and is assessed at $368,200.
Caroline Gordon, a spring 2021 SOURCE intern is a senior English major with a concentration in journalism at Framingham State University. Gordon is the Arts and Features editor for Framingham State’s student newspaper, The Gatepost. During her free time on campus, she works as a Student Desk Attendant. Caroline enjoys photography, working out and spending time with friends. Connect with Caroline on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-gordon98