State Architectural Historian To Visit Brattleboro: Historic district walk and Certified Local Government presentation

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019 the public is invited to explore historic preservation with the Brattleboro Planning Services Department and members of local boards and commissions. Devin Colman, State Architectural Historian, will make a presentation about Vermont’s Certified Local Government program. Then he will lead a walking tour of two neighborhoods listed as historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Come for either or both parts of the evening!

At 5:30 P.M., the evening will begin with a discussion of the historic preservation in the Selectboard Meeting room at the Brattleboro Municipal Center. Should Brattleboro become a Certified Local Government (CLG)? Be a part of the conversation and learn about the intent, details on how the program works, and the resources that are available to Vermont’s CLGs.

At 6:30 P.M., come explore the Homestead-Horton and Clark-Canal historic districts. Discover—or rediscover– the unique character of these neighborhoods and see architectural features and details that are important to defining the character of buildings in these neighborhoods. This walking tour will depart from the Canal Street Schoolhouse, located at 112 Canal St.

Devin Colman is the State Architectural Historian at the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, where he has worked since 2006. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and documenting historic resources throughout the state and oversees the State and National Register of Historic Places programs. Devin earned his BA in Art History at Colby College, and his MS in Historic Preservation at the University of Vermont. He and his family live in Burlington.

For more information, contact Sue Fillion, Brattleboro Planning Director at or 802-251-8112.

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