4 Towns in Vermont's Upper Valley
(Royalton, Sharon, Strafford, and Tunbridge)
ARCH 4141: Global Preservation Practice- Temple University
Professor Marianna Thomas, AIA
I chose the 4 towns in Vermont to take a closer look on each town's
history, and what is currently happening to those 4 towns. During the
summer of 2016, David Hall planned to create a sustainable community
development nearby the birthplace of Mormon church founder Joseph
Smith. Many who were living in Vermont opposed Hall's plan. For those
who opposed his plan stated that he would ruin the character and
landscape of Vermont. Others who supported Hall's plan stated that
Vermont's facing big problems like population and education. 3/4 towns
didn't have zoning bylaws that could prevent Hall from developing their
land. Hall himself explained that he would work around the historic sites,
and create a healthier living.
To read my essay on the 4 Towns in Vermont, click on the image!