Porches and Decks


Retain historic porches and entrance porticos, including wooden railings, stairs, and ornamental

details or replace with materials that duplicate the original or later historic elements as closely as

possible. If new moldings are needed, match the shape, scale, period style, and materials of the

original or later historic elements.




Avoid replacing original or later historic wood posts and railings with metal, plastic or pressure

treated bare wood and wood porch decks with concrete.

New balconies, widow walks, and roof decks are generally inappropriate additions, particularly if

visible from the public way. They might be approved on a case-by-case basis.


Enclosing or glazing original and later historic entrances and porches may be considered by the