First plaque recognizing the Vernon Center Green Historic District, including Presbyterian Church, now in place
The history of this church is deep, fascinating, and important. So too is the history of Vernon Center and its Village Green.
That’s why it was important to place a visible marker here to advocate for that history. All those who pass by should be aware that Vernon Center is and has been an important place, for more than 200 years.
With the help of Don Law and Rich Greene, this Historic Marker was affixed on June 26, 2020.
As explained in a previous post, this former Vernon Center Presbyterian Church was designated by the National Park Service as one 5 contributing buildings or elements in its listing of the Vernon Center Green Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The others include the Village Green itself, the Gazebo, the Parkside Methodist Church and its Parsonage.
While the building does not have its own listing on the National Register, it very well could some day, especially given new discoveries about the building and its historical significance. Therefore, we’re approaching the restoration as if it will someday be listed, following the best historic preservation practices and guidelines set by the National Park Service.
Note: Only 6 structures (including the Village Green) in the Town of Vernon are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the 5 in this historic district, only one other building in the Town of Vernon is listed – the United Methodist Church of Vernon.