The Weston Historical Landmark Commission was formed on May 4th, 1998. Our mission is to preserve historic sites, structures, and landscapes in Weston, WV, and educate the public about the city and county’s heritage. The commission intends to identify, study, preserve, and protect historic buildings, structures, sites, and districts in Weston, West Virginia. The city has had a registered historic downtown district for 27 years.
What We Do:
The work of the Historic Landmark Commission is to promote the preservation of Weston, WV, and Lewis
County, through official recognition, recording, and preservation of Weston’s historical resources. In addition, the Commission is responsible for recommendations of historic buildings and properties for local historic landmark designations to the City Council, the administration of the community preservation plan, reviews proposed exterior alterations to a designated historic landmark or structure and recommends both incentives and opportunities for the preservation as well as education of our historic places.
The Weston HLC and the City Council are committed to preserving our rural heritage and our historic places.
The review requirements for the preservation ordinances are among the best forms of protection for our historic structures and landmarks. In addition, the HLC is committed to preserving the past while educating the public of Weston’s history.
Held typically the 2nd Thursday of each month.
President: Anna Cardelli
Vice President: Kristen Bailey
Member: Sherry Rogers (Council Rep.)
Member: Brian McClain
Mayor: Kim Harrison
AmeriCorps: Jacob Wingett
Secretary: Judy Piercy – City Clerk
2023 Facade Grant Program
The Facade Grant program provides limited financial assistance to businesses, private residential and
commercial property owners interested in renovating the facade of their buildings. The objective of the Facade
Improvement Grant Program is to assist businesses and residential property owners with improving their
facade appearance. The program provides 50% reimbursement to commercial or residential properties with a
maximum grant funding request not to exceed $2,500. For example, if an applicant is approved for the
program and undertakes $5,000 of improvements, the amount of assistance made available would be up to
$2,500. To receive the maximum assistance of $2,500 the building owner would need to invest at least $5,000
in improvements to obtain the $2,500 reimbursement.
The grant will be provided in the form of a reimbursement of eligible costs incurred and paid utilizing a
construction draw process, once the improvements have been completed, inspected, and approved. The
approved applicant shall submit all paid invoices to the Historic Landmark Commission before any
reimbursement can be provided. Selected eligible applicants must complete the facade improvement project
within a six-month period following project approval and date of the notification letter. Access to the facade
assistance program will be on a first come, first served basis in answer to an advertised notice. Applications
will be selected by the Facade Grant Committee comprised of representatives from the Weston Historic
Landmark Commission and the City of Weston, WV.
For more information please see the following link:
Historic District Information: