Hello! My name is Susie Trexler and I am a historic preservationist and urban planner based in Chicago, Illinois. How did I end up in historic preservation? I got my bachelor’s in History at the beautiful Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and my Master’s in Historic Preservation at the University of Oregon in Eugene. I am currently a historic preservation urban planner, where I work daily with historic buildings, historic districts, and local community members.
My favorite parts of history are the parts we can interact with and the parts that are on-going: architecture and spaces can tell us an incredible amount, whether they were built centuries ago or are just in the planning stages. I like to share places I’ve discovered, things I’ve learned, and anything that strikes my interest in relation to spaces, architecture, and history. Feel free to follow along as I discover new places or explore where I’ve been!