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A Guide To Vermont's Architecture And Iconic Buildings

A photo of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, the Falk House or House II in Hardwick and the Rockingham Meeting House.
Don Shall via Flickr Creative Commons / Peter Eisenman, courtesy / Wikimedia Commons
Vermont's architectural heritage ranges from the 1890s Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (left) in St. Johnsbury, to the modernist 1970s Falk House or House II (top right) in Hardwick to the late 1700s historic Rockingham Meeting House (bottom right).

Vermont is home to some truly incredible buildings, from one-room schoolhouses and churches to ornate libraries and universities. We're talking about the architectural styles and influences found in the state and some of the most noteworthy structures in Vermont's architectural heritage.

Devin Colman, the state architectural historian for the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, joins the program to offer a primer of architectural styles in Vermont and examples of each that we can still see today.

And Britta Tonn, an architectural historian and preservation planner at engineering and design firm VHB in South Burlington, helps highlight important buildings and explains how these structures share the history and culture of each community.

Broadcast live on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
Matt Smith worked for Vermont Public from 2017 to 2023 as managing editor and senior producer of Vermont Edition.
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