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° 28.824′ N, 73° 12.762′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling east on Pearl Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); The Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Neighbors Helping Neighbors (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 103 Church Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard Bank Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint-Joseph Parish (approx. ¼ mile away); Burlington Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Old Gas Station (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.