The City of Burlington will be conducting an inventory of historic
buildings over the next several months in an area of Burlington's Hill
Section historically known as known as "Prospect Park."
Lyssa Papazian, a historic preservation consultant, and Phillip Barlow, a
graduate student in historic preservation, will be recording architectural
styles, details, history, and photographing buildings for the City's
Historic Sites and Structures Survey. This survey is an inventory of
historic 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 and
The area of the City being researched this year is between South Prospect
and South Willard streets south of Main Street in the city's Hill Section
neighborhood. 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 residential
buildings dating from 1910 to 1940 including excellent examples of the
Colonial Revival style.
§ Prospect Park -
Middle, South Prospect St. from
the south side of Cliff St. to Ledge Road, west to South Willard St.. This
area includes primarily residential buildings dating from 1900 to 1940.
Of the cities over 10,000 buildings, less than 3,000 have been inventoried
for their potential national, state, or local historic significance. Much
of the original survey work in Burlington was completed in the 1970's by
the VT Division for Historic Preservation as part of a statewide
initiative. Subsequent surveying has been completed more recently in the
Old North End and along Shelburne Street by the City using grants made
available by the VT Division for Historic Preservation and the National
If you have any questions or would like more information, you can call the
Burlington Planning & Zoning Department at 865-7194.