Burlington to Survey Historic Buildings this Summer.

first_imgThe City of Burlington will be conducting an inventory of historicbuildings over the next several months in an area of Burlington’s HillSection historically known as known as “Prospect Park.”Lyssa Papazian, a historic preservation consultant, and Phillip Barlow, agraduate student in historic preservation, will be recording architecturalstyles, details, history, and photographing buildings for the City’sHistoric Sites and Structures Survey. This survey is an inventory ofhistoric structures that is used to assist city & state officials,researchers, and property owners in planning for the protection,preservation, interpretation, and promotion of important cultural andarchitectural resources.The area of the City being researched this year is between South Prospectand South Willard streets south of Main Street in the city’s Hill Sectionneighborhood. More specifically, there are two areas: § Prospect Park -North, South Prospect St. from the south side of Main St. to Cliff St.,east of South Willard St.. This area includes primarily residentialbuildings dating from 1910 to 1940 including excellent examples of theColonial Revival style. § Prospect Park -Middle, South Prospect St. fromthe south side of Cliff St. to Ledge Road, west to South Willard St.. Thisarea includes primarily residential buildings dating from 1900 to 1940.Of the cities over 10,000 buildings, less than 3,000 have been inventoriedfor their potential national, state, or local historic significance. Muchof the original survey work in Burlington was completed in the 1970’s bythe VT Division for Historic Preservation as part of a statewideinitiative. Subsequent surveying has been completed more recently in theOld North End and along Shelburne Street by the City using grants madeavailable by the VT Division for Historic Preservation and the NationalPark Service.If you have any questions or would like more information, you can call theBurlington Planning & Zoning Department at 865-7194.last_img

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