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Sally Zimmerman

Historic Preservation Consultant

Sally Zimmerman, an Historic Preservation Consultant, lives in Jamaica Plain in a historic 1909 apartment complex. She has been active in historic preservation activities in Boston and surrounding communities since the 1980s and is a passionate advocate for neighborhood conservation, local history, and vernacular architecture.

In her career as an architectural historian and preservation planner, Sally has worked in both the municipal and non-profit sectors and has many years’ experience as a citizen member of local preservation commissions. Most recently, she managed Historic New England’s Historic Homeowner membership program providing best practices preservation support to old house owners across New England. Prior to that she administered neighborhood conservation districts for the Cambridge Historical Commission and served as Preservation Planning Director for the Massachusetts Historical Commission. She has been a frequent speaker on energy conservation in historic buildings and on the use of historic paint colors for old houses.

Sally holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a M.A. in Historic Preservation from Boston University. Contact her with questions about preserving your historic building and ideas for a Community Preservation project.

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