Building a Place for History
Sarah Scott works at the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (HPO), where she assists both professional and support staff on a variety of projects. Ms. Scott coordinated a mitigation project for the demolition of seven homes that involved interviewing long-time residents about their community and taking comprehensive photos of the buildings and the neighborhood. She also spearheaded work on a nomination for the James Rose residence in Ridgewood, which required extensive indoor and outdoor photography of the unique site. Ms. Scott is also involved with managing the Certified Local Government program, which provides technical assistance and grant opportunities to Historic Preservation Commissions, and leads monthly training sessions for the public on how to conduct research at the HPO. She graduated from Vassar College with majors in American Studies and French and Francophone Studies.