Using a combination of local funds and a state historic preservation grant, the Town of Shelburne has hired a 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 this project is 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 to be carried out by Brian Knight Research include 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.
To date, Brian Knight Research has completed a literature review, conducted archival research, photographed buildings, and prepared a revised draft of the National Register Nomination. Brian Knight has also attended two meetings of the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission (HPDRC) and conducted extensive field research. A meeting with property owners and residents of the Shelburne Falls area is being planned for January or early February. A larger scale Community meeting is being planned for a short time later.
To learn more about the project please contact the Shelburne Planning and Zoning and Office at 802- 985-5118 or by sending email to Dean Pierce.