Happy weekend, friends! How are you? Hopefully Spring has sprung where you are. I can see flowers, green grass and buds in Vermont! Why am I always talking about the weather? Because I get so excited for warm weather in Burlington; I can’t help it. Today I spent the day in Montpelier with all of the Vermont preservation consultants and the Division for Historic Preservation staff at a training for preservation consultants. How fun it was to see everyone together. Side note: most of us are graduates of the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program. Also, Happy Preservation Month! I hope you have fun weekend plans, including watching the Kentucky Derby, wearing big hats, and drinking Mint Juleps. Or something equivalent. Cheers! xo.
- It’s Preservation Month. Are you taking a Jane Jacobs walk? There are plenty in New York City. I wish I could join!
- People think preservationists get all tied up about paint colors. Well, I LOVE stripes (seriously, I just painted my bathroom in stripes), so I can’t help but like this house. IF it’s a spite house, it totally backfired.
- New York City Landmarks Turns 50! Happy birthday! The hard part of being a preservationist is not being able to save everything, right? But just because it’s not historic, doesn’t mean people don’t value it. Hopefully people continue to appreciate the building and love it until it has gained historic significance.
- Wouldn’t you love a shotgun house in New Orleans? Ah, they’re so adorable. And such an interesting history to them.
- Montreal subways are neat. But, built in the 1960s, they are incredibly Soviet looking. Don’t you think so?
What’s going on in your world? Any interesting news? I’d love to know!