While Paul Bruhn was known for preserving some of the state’s most important architectural gems, he’s equally known for the way that he married the idea of reviving community along with historic structures.
Former St. Albans Mayor Liz Gamache will step into the role at the organization that the late Paul Bruhn founded and led for decades.
Historic preservation must be seen for what it actually is — an effective community development strategy.
In a 2011 Vermont PBS interview, Paul Bruhn said his interest in historic preservation started when he stumbled upon an appropriation as a staffer for Sen. Patrick Leahy.
Bruhn co-founded the Preservation Trust of Vermont, which spearheaded more than 1,500 preservation and community projects.
It’s well known that the state’s 150 or so country stores serve a powerful function as casual gathering places where people can meet informally, but it’s also obvious that it’s hard to make the stores survive financially.
The invasion of Chris Recchia’s home and privacy is terribly at odds with Vermont values.
Together these individuals represent over 100 years of very committed and creative service to Vermont, and to its landscape and communities.