Department of Planning & Zoning

Historic Resources in Burlington

Burlington is fortunate to have a wealth of buildings and resources that serve to define our city's rich past. They provide an important link to the city's history, and are the foundation of our future as a thriving and authentic northern New England community.

Chances are, if your house is more than 50 years old it may be considered eligible for listing as a historic building. But age is only one part of the analysis. Other factors include the property's historic significance (with regard to historic events or people; architecture, craftsmanship and construction; and, archeology) and finally integrity (of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association). All three criteria must be satisfied for a property to actually be considered eligible for listing as "historic."

Listed and Surveyed Properties

While many historic properties remain undocumented, there are three categories of properties that have been evaluated for inclusion on the State or National Historic Register of Historic Places:

Click the links above to review the details of individual properties in Burlington that have been evaluated for inclusion on the State or National Historic Register of Historic Places, or review interactive maps of these resources using the links below. 

These maps been financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, through the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit any unlawful discrimination in federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240.

More Resources

If the property you are interested in is not included in this inventory, please feel free to contact the Planning & Zoning staff who can help you. You may also be interested in these additional historic preservation websites