State Architectural Historian Leads Strafford Walking Tour

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 9:13am EDT

State Architectural Historian Devin Colman will lead a walking tour of Strafford Village on Saturday, Sept. 30. The tour will begin at the Senator Justin Morrill State Historic Site at 10 a.m. and is expected to last for an hour.

Best known for the iconic Strafford Town House (1799-1801) and the Gothic Revival-style home of Senator Justin Morrill (1848-1851), the historic village of Strafford has a wealth of intact historic civic and commercial buildings.

“Strafford Village has a wonderful collection of historic buildings from the late-18th to mid-19th centuries,” said Colman, “and the walking tour will give us an opportunity to admire and discuss their architectural features.”

The architectural tour of Strafford Village is free to the public. All walking tour participants will receive a 2-for-1 pass for a guided tour of the Justin Morrill home, a state-owned historic site, and the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in Vermont.

Colman, the State Architectural Historian at the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, earned his MS in historic preservation at the University of Vermont and lives in Burlington. Recent research projects include the documentation of mid-20th century modernist architecture throughout the state and buildings built by Finnish immigrants in southern Vermont.

For more information about the Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites, visit www.historicsites.vermont. gov.

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