From the National Park Service: “The Woodbury Town Hall was one of the earliest town hall buildings built in Vermont specifically for this purpose. Built in 1842, it was constructed in a vernacular Greek Revival style, typical for town halls from this period. It is an important and well-preserved example of a small Vermont governmentContinue reading “Woodbury Town Hall: National Register!”
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Worcester Town Hall: National Register of Historic Places!
“Worcester Town Hall is the historic center of civic activity in Worcester, Vermont. Built in 1912 at the center of the rural community’s main village, it has served since then as home to the community’s town meetings, and for social gatherings and events. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.Continue reading “Worcester Town Hall: National Register of Historic Places!”
Old White Meeting House, aka “Granny’s Attic”
“Memories of the South Hero Meeting House By Teresa Robinson (President South Hero Bicentennial Museum) In 2013 when Paige Brownell was in fourth grade at Folsom School, her social studies class took a field trip down to the Old White Meeting House. Paige felt inspired to research more about the old church when she andContinue reading “Old White Meeting House, aka “Granny’s Attic””
Guess the Building’s Origins!
Tell me in the comments below how this building was used. Can you guess all 3??? If I got 2 and missed the most obvious (DUH!!!), I suspect you’ll do better than I did! The full video is tomorrow, which goes LIVE at 12:30 am!! 🙂 Join me for a LIVE CHAT as the videoContinue reading “Guess the Building’s Origins!”
Grand Isle County Courthouse: National Register!
From the State Historic Marker: “Built in 1824, the Grand Isle County Courthouse was the second county courthouse erected in Vermont. Its location in North Hero reflected the prosperity and stability of the shire town, and the monumental stone edifice embodied the ideals of a governed society as envisioned by Vermont legislators in the earlyContinue reading “Grand Isle County Courthouse: National Register!”
Equinox House Historic District
“The Equinox House Historic District encompasses the historic center of the village of Manchester, Vermont. It includes a small group of civic and commercial buildings around the junction of Main Street (Vermont Route 7A) and Union Street, with the luxury Equinox House hotel as its primary focus. The district, developed as a tourist destination inContinue reading “Equinox House Historic District”
Addison Town Hall
“The Addison Town Hall sits at the center of the village of Addison Four Corners in Addison, Vermont, at the junction of VT Route 22A and VT Route 17. Addison is a rural agricultural community in Addison County, with some remaining working dairy farms. The shores of Lake Champlain make up the western edge ofContinue reading “Addison Town Hall”
Whiting Meetinghouse: State Register of Historic Places!
So, why two doors? Originally, men sat on one side of the church and women on the other. Thus, it was easier to have two doors to enter and exit. This church is known by a few names. Whiting Union Church, Whiting Meetinghouse and now it’s the Whiting Community Church. Regardless of its many names,Continue reading “Whiting Meetinghouse: State Register of Historic Places!”
Fairfield Street School: National Register of Historic Places!
“The Fairfield Street School is a historic school building at 78 Fairfield Street in the city of St. Albans, Vermont. Built in 1911, it served as a school until 1970, and is now converted into residential use. It is a prominent local example of Colonial Revival architecture, designed by Burlington architect Frank Lyman Austin. ItContinue reading “Fairfield Street School: National Register of Historic Places!”
Monkton Town Hall
“Monkton Town Hall is a historic government building on Monkton Ridge Road in Monkton, Vermont. Built in 1859, it is a fine local example of Greek Revival architecture. For many years it was the site of town meetings, and it now houses the town offices. It was listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesContinue reading “Monkton Town Hall”