Richardson Place in Burlington, VT

Today’s video,, is on Richardson Place in Burlington, VT.  If we’re old enough, we remember it as Abernethy’s Department Store. 

As one of the three buildings at the top of Church Street, it is part of the Head of Church Street Historic District.  All three of those buildings, Richardson Place, the Masonic Temple and the Unitarian Church, were added to the National Register of Historic Places in July, 1974.

It was built in 1895 in the French Chateauesque style. “Chateaux” is French for castle. The large mass, the brick facade, the steeply-pitched roof and the turrets help to define this style beautifully.

Richardson Place
Richardson Place
Note the “R” on the balconies.
Architectural details

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