University of Vermont

Physical Plant Department

PPD Receives "Preservation Burlington" Award

The Physical Plant recently received Preservation Burlington's 2016 "Institutional Historic Preservation Award" for work completed on the Nicholson House last summer.

During the Annual Awards Ceremony held February 22, 2017, Scott Goodwin, Deferred Maintenance Project Coordinator, represented UVM by describing the project to the audience and accepting the award -- a brass plaque that will be affixed to the building.

Preservation Burlington is a nonprofit organization which advocates for the preservation and protection of the historic architecture and livability of Burlington. The group issues the award to recognize historic buildings that represent outstanding efforts in preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

Nicholson House located at 41-43 South Prospect Street dates back to the early 1800's. Goodwin oversaw the exterior renovation of the building during the summer of 2016. He researched the historical elements of the building and consulted with the UVM Historic Preservation program on historic colors for the exterior. The project included removing aluminum siding and replacing it with new composite siding to match the historic style of the building. Additionally, all of the windows were restored, repairs were made to the slate roof, and the west porch was redesigned to imporove ADA accessibility to the building.