The Whitney Building: 1906 Italianate commercial block in the village of Salisbury. Formerly a store, now a seasonal (but well kept) residence. #presinpink

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#lookup when you’re downtown. Historic buildings have the best details, like the National Bank of Middlebury. #ihavethisthingwithcornices. #presinpink

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With Your Coffee {Tuesday Edition}

Shard Villa in Salisbury, VT

Hello preservationists and friends! It’s time for an unconventional Tuesday “With Your Coffee” post because it’s good to switch it up once in a while. How’s it going by you? Work and life have been busy around here, but in a good way with challenging work projects, more daylight, and many good reasons to get outside. Here are a few inspiring and fun links that I’ve come across lately, some preservation, some design, etc. What about you? Fill me in!

Have a great day! Let me know if any of these stories spark a conversation. Cheers!

Not something you see everyday: a printing plate (metal, not a sheet of newspaper) used as siding on a house. Daisy Turner Homestead, Grafton, VT. #presinpink

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The UVM Historic Preservation Alumni Association and the Preservation Trust of Vermont were busy yesterday, clearing brush at the Daisy Turner home site in Grafton, VT. #presinpink

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Cornerstone of the Salisbury town hall (now library) tucked beneath a fire escape on the side of the building. #presinpink

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Good Reasons to Look Up: Burlington Sign Tour

Do you stroll around, always looking up? If you’re preservationist, you probably do. If you haven’t thought to look up at buildings and ceilings and cornices, give it a try. You never know what you might discover in your own town. It’s like playing tourist where you live.

Not sure where to start? Check out this Seven Days video  about Burlington signs, featuring two of my fellow UVM alums, Devin Colman and Britta Fenniman Tonn who wander around Burlington reading history through signs.


With the demise of #phonebooths, I predict #phoneboothspotting will become a new hobby of any #travelingpreservationist who loves the #builtenvironment. What do you think? This one near the 2A/289 junction in Essex had no phone, just the shelter. #presinpink

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