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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#onthejob: It’s Vermont HP Consultant Training Day at the rehabilitated (post Irene flooding of 2011) Waterbury State Office Complex. #presinpink

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