School House and Town Hall in Leicester, Vermont

I traveled to Leicester, Vermont recently and filmed some interesting places.  Leicester, Vermont is in Addison County and is south of Middlebury.  It is a straightforward drive on Route 7.  In fact, on that Friday afternoon, there was a several mile stretch when I was alone on Route 7: a major thoroughfare!  on the National Register of Historic Places. 

This building is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Note: the school bell is still intact on the roof!


“The School House and Town Hall is a historic municipal building on Schoolhouse Road, just west of United States Route 7 in the center of Leicester, Vermont. Built about 1858, it is a fine example of late Greek Revival architecture, and is the town’s best-preserved district schoolhouse. Its upper floor has served as the town hall since its construction. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

The Leicester School House and Town Hall is located in a cluster of civic buildings making up the village center of the rural community, on the north side of the Leicester-Whiting Road just west of US 7. It stands on the east side of Schoolhouse Road, just west of the brick Leicester Meeting House. It is a two-story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof and clapboarded exterior. The building corners have paneled pilasters, rising to entablatures running along the sides. The main (south-facing) facade is symmetrical, with a central entrance set in a slight recess, framed by sidelight windows and pilasters supported a corniced entablature. The interior of the building houses open chambers on both floors, with vestibule areas in the front and a staircase in the front right corner.[2]

The building was constructed sometime after 1858, when the association that owns the meeting house granted the town permission to build on its land. Along with the meeting house and the Stagecoach Inn (located just across US 7), this assemblage of buildings represent a quintessential Vermont small-town 19th-century crossroads village center.[2]”-

Spoiler alert!  Those other buildings are the subjects of future videos!

That piece at the top of the roofline is the school bell and it is still intact. Photo snapped in November 2021.

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