To encourage the preservation of the City's historical and architecturally significant resources, the Historical Commission was formed. The Commission has identified and designated historical properties within the City and recognized property owners who have maintained or restored these historical properties.
The properties within the original 1872 Townsite have been inventoried; original property owners, builders, and the existing structures of 1872 have been identified. Information on properties within this designated area is available to the public by contacting the Historical Commission Clerk in the Planning Department.
The Historical Commission published "Heritage Homes of Grass Valley: A Catalog of Award-Winning Homes 1997-2006". This publication serves to honor the rich architectural history of our town, as well as the 10-year anniversary of the Heritage Home Program. The catalog is available for purchase downtown at several locations including the Chamber of Commerce.
The Grass Valley Historical Commission consists of five (5) members and one (1) alternate, each appointed by the City Council for a four year term. The Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month in the Bodmin Room, downstairs at City Hall. There is no compensation for serving on the Commission.