National Register Nomination

National Register Nomination for the Shelburne Falls Area

Using a combination of local funds and a state historic preservation grant, the Town of Shelburne hired consultant Brian Knight of Brian Knight Research (BKR) to complete a National Register of Historic Places Nomination for the Shelburne Falls area of Shelburne village. The objective of the project was to produce a “Final Draft” of the Nomination (a preliminary draft was completed several years ago by a team of graduate students at the University of Vermont). Specific duties carried out by Brian Knight Research included reviewing existing documentation, filling in gaps, revising and mapping the district boundaries, digitally re-photographing resources, and updating and transferring information to the most current version of the National Register of Historic Places registration form.

In the courseof the project Brian Knight Research completed a literature review, conductedarchival research, photographed buildings, and prepared a revised draft of theNational Register Nomination. Brian Knight also attended meetings of theHistoric Preservation and Design Review Commission (HPDRC) and conductedextensive field research.  A meeting with property owners andresidents of the Shelburne Falls area was held, as was a larger scale Communitymeeting planned in conjunction with the Shelburne Historical Society.

The draftNomination has been submitted to the Vermont Division of HistoricPreservation.   The Vermont Historic Preservation Council is expectedto review the Nomination in October of 2020.

To learn moreabout the project please contact the Shelburne Planning and Zoning and Officeat 802-985-5118 or by sending email to Dean Pierce.   

Remains of building foundation in mill area adjacent to LaPlatte River

Shelburne Falls wooded area

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Tucker-Degree House, circa 1827

Shelburne Falls home

J. Digry House, circa 1850

Shelburne Falls home

All photos by Brian Knight.