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!”

South Cemetery in North Hero: VERY WELL CARED FOR!

According to the North Hero Cemetery Commission, no new burial plots are available in this cemetery. The Vermont Old Cemetery Association states this cemetery “was first used in 1790 and contains 300+ graves .” This is one of the best, if not the best, maintained cemetery I’ve yet walked. Kudos to the North Hero CemeteryContinue reading “South Cemetery in North Hero: VERY WELL CARED FOR!”

Gordon-Center Dilapidated Barns

The Gordon-Center House’s barns are very likely part of the National Register of Historic Places buildings. Those three barns behind the house were built some time before 1930, about 100 years after the house. The State of Vermont owns the house, the barns, the Al Weed Fish Hatchery and the 10 acres of land onContinue reading “Gordon-Center Dilapidated Barns”

Gordon-Center House: National Register!

From Architectural Firm, Arnold and Scangas: “Working for The Fish and Wildlife Department for the State of Vermont, we renovated the Gordon-Center House during a two-phase project. This 1824 building with a history associated with lake ferry operations was extensively damaged during an ice storm. A new roof was constructed and the stone masonry wasContinue reading “Gordon-Center House: National Register!”

ABANDONED Sand Bar Inn

From Seven Days VT: ‘”Conventional wisdom holds that the first three rules for choosing commercial real estate are location, location and location. If that’s the case, what’s the deal with the old Sand Bar Inn, a long-vacant motel on the west side of the Sandbar Causeway in South Hero? If ever a spot were primeContinue reading “ABANDONED Sand Bar Inn”

Industrial Past of Colchester Causeway

Inscription: “If you travel a mile north along the bike path, you’ll find a lake crossing with stunning views: a 3.5-mile causeway connecting Colchester Point to Allen’s Point in South Hero, Vermont. While thousands of bicyclists and walkers use this marble causeway for recreation, it has a very industrial past. The Rutland Railroad opened theContinue reading “Industrial Past of Colchester Causeway”

South Hero Inn

“The South Hero Inn is a historic commercial building at 301 United States Route 2 (corner of South Street) in the center of South Hero, Vermont. Built in 1829, it is a prominent local example of a stone building with Federal and Greek Revival features, and served as a traveler accommodation until the early 1970s.Continue reading “South Hero Inn”

9/11 Memorial

“This flag is a memorial to those who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001. It was erected by Grand Isle County residents during the 24 hours following the event. Flying from a birch pole set on a sand bar in the lake, it was later moved to higher ground. On SeptemberContinue reading “9/11 Memorial”

Rutland Railroad Pumping Station

“The Rutland Railroad Pumping Station is a historic water pumping facility at 43 Lake Street in the town of Alburgh, Vermont. Built in 1903, it is a rare example in Vermont of an early railroad-related water pumping facility. In use until the 1940s, it provided water needed for steam engines at rail facilities elsewhere inContinue reading “Rutland Railroad Pumping Station”

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