Cicero Goddard Peck House in Hinesburg, Vermont

In today’s video, I share with you the Cicero Goddard Peck House located in Hinesburg, Vermont. It is a splendid example of the Queen Anne Architectural Style.

“The Cicero Goddard Peck House is a historic house at 18 Mechanicsville Road in Hinesburg, Vermont. Built in 1896 by a prominent town benefactor, it is a well-preserved example of Queen Anne Victorian architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]

The Cicero Goddard Peck House stands in the village Hinesburg, on the south side of Mechanicsville Road just east of its junction with Vermont Route 116. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, basically L-shaped, with a main block whose gable is perpendicular to the road, and a side ell with a cross gable. A single-story porch is set at the crook of the ell, and a polygonal three-story tower projects from the front right corner. The exterior is finished in a combination of wooden clapboards and scallop-cut shingles, and there is a projecting single-story polygonal bay on the front facade. The porch is supported by turned posts, and has a balustrade with square balusters. The interior of the house retains many original period finishes and features, including pocket doors, a china cabinet in the dining room, and original moulding and floors.[2]

The house was built in 1896 for Cicero Goddard Peck. The Peck family was locally prominent: Peck’s uncle Asahel served as Governor of Vermont, and his father Nahum was a lawyer who also served in the state legislature. Peck himself was a prominent local dairy farmer, who helped organize a local cooperative and served in town offices. He bequested to the town an endowment known as the Peck Estate, whose proceeds support the town’s schools.[2]”-

The Cicero Goddard Peck House in Hinesburg, Vermont. Photograph snapped on December 5, 2021.

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