Old Mill and Dam: Slate History Trail

“Little Hazard Brook once powered sawmills and slate mills as it wound its way from Glen Lake, or Screwsriver Pond, to Lake Bomoseen. From the sawmill, Hazard Brook ran underground to the waterwheel in the slate mill. An old outlet near the Barlow house may have furnished water power for earlier mills. “-Bomoseen State ParkContinue reading “Old Mill and Dam: Slate History Trail”

Heritage Mill Museum’s NEW EXHIBIT: Mill to Mall

“Come explore the Champlain Mill’s recent past! This exhibition tells the story of the public-private partnership that enabled the preservation and rebirth of a formerly derelict industrial building as a vibrant shopping center. Visitors are encouraged to add their personal memories of the historic space to the community recollections included in the exhibition. The showContinue reading “Heritage Mill Museum’s NEW EXHIBIT: Mill to Mall”

EMPTY SEARS STORE AT UNIVERSITY MALL IN SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT

“Sears, Roebuck and Co.,[4] commonly known as Sears, is an American chain of department stores founded in 1892 by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck and reincorporated in 1906 by Richard Sears and Julius Rosenwald. What began as a mail ordering catalog company migrated to opening retail locations in 1925, the first in Chicago,Continue reading “EMPTY SEARS STORE AT UNIVERSITY MALL IN SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT”

Giroux Furniture Company Building

“The Giroux Furniture Company Building is a historic commercial building at 10-18 Catherine Street in the city of St. Albans, Vermont. Built in two parts (1896 and 1905), it is a reminder of the city’s railroad-related history, and served for many years as an enduring commercial presence. It was listed on the National Register ofContinue reading “Giroux Furniture Company Building”

Willard Manufacturing Company Building

Today’s video is on the Willard Manufacturing Company Building in St. Albans, Vermont. The building was re-purposed as an apartment building known as the Willard Mill Apartments. “The Willard Manufacturing Company Building is a historic factory building at 25 Stowell Street in the city of St. Albans, Vermont. Built in 1896, the building saw industrialContinue reading “Willard Manufacturing Company Building”

TEASER VIDEO: NEW EXHIBIT AT THE MILL MUSEUM IN WINOOSKI, VERMONT

I AM OFFERING A 30-DAY FUNDRAISER ON INSTAGRAM FOR THE HERITAGE WINOOSKI MILL MUSEUM. THE MILL MUSEUM WILL RECEIVE 100% OF THE DONATIONS. If you agree that we must support our more intimately-sized museums, then please consider donating whatever you can to this wonderful place. Thank you!! The Mill Museum at the Champlain Mill inContinue reading “TEASER VIDEO: NEW EXHIBIT AT THE MILL MUSEUM IN WINOOSKI, VERMONT”

The Mintzer House: Worker Housing in Burlington, Vermont

Today’s video is about a house built on Intervale Avenue in Burlington, Vermont as worker housing. The storefront that had been attached was a grocery. It’s long since been removed. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places. “The Mintzer House is a historic house at 175-177 Intervale Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. BuiltContinue reading “The Mintzer House: Worker Housing in Burlington, Vermont”

The William Fitzgerald Block

Today’s video is about the William Fitzgerald Block on North Champlain Street in the Old North End of Burlington,Vermont. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “The William Fitzgerald Block is a historic mixed-use commercial and residential building at 57-63 North Champlain Street in Burlington, Vermont. Built about 1887, it is aContinue reading “The William Fitzgerald Block”

CLOSED! Aubuchon Hardware in South Burlington, Vermont!

In today’s video I share a personal story about why I chose to become a regular customer at my Aubuchon Hardware store. And I do so because I discovered when I went to buy my annual bag of sand, there was a sign on the door stating it had closed after 20 years at thatContinue reading “CLOSED! Aubuchon Hardware in South Burlington, Vermont!”

The Pioneer Mechanics Shops in Burlington, Vermont

Today’s video is all about the Pioneer Mechanics Shops located on Lake Street in Burlington, Vermont. (Or Pioneer Mechanics’ Shops, according to the writer of the information on the Historic Sites and Structures Survey.) The original four buildings were built in 1850, but burned down in 1858. Three were rebuilt later that year. Eventually, thereContinue reading “The Pioneer Mechanics Shops in Burlington, Vermont”

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