Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Church Street Marketplace
In 1962 architecture student Bill Truex experienced the transformation of Stroget, Copenhagen's main shopping area from traffic-snarled nightmare to successful pedestrian mall. Seven years later, while on the Burlington Planning Commission, Truex enlisted support from Pat Robins of the Street Commission and together they promoted turning Church Street into a pedestrian district. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and his chief of staff, Paul Bruhn, secured a federal grant and Burlington voters, with support from Mayor Gordon Paquette, passed a bond for the city's share of construction costs. The Church Street Marketplace, which opened on September 15, 1981, has been described as the gem in the crown of the Queen City of Burlington.
Erected 2012 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 28.56′ N, 73° 12.759′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church Street (here, next to this marker); Chittenden County Trust Company City Hall Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the American House (about 300 feet away); Captain John Lonergan (about 400 feet away); Burlington Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Site of the Old Gas Station (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Church Street Marketplace (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Church Street Marketplace. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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