Kent’s Tavern: National Register!

Historic Marker: “This brick tavern was built by Abdiel Kent between 1833 and 1837. It served as his home, and from 1837 to 1846 was a stagecoach stop on the road from Montpelier to Canada. The Kent family settled in Calais in 1798 and this section of town is known as Kents Corners. One ofContinue reading “Kent’s Tavern: National Register!”

Old West Church

The center door is a feature of Colonial period meetinghouses. It is the “Door of Honor”, which the minister and his family used. Those pews are box pews, which were for families. Single people would sit in the balcony, if available. The Old West Road on which this church stands was one of the worstContinue reading “Old West Church”

Woodbury Graded School: National Register!

National Park Service: “The town of Woodbury had been served by several small scattered schoolhouses until 1914 when the centrally located Woodbury Graded School was constructed. Architecturally, it is an excellent example of an early 20th-century rural Vermont graded school. Its construction and history embody the economic and social history of the community, while itsContinue reading “Woodbury Graded School: National Register!”

Woodbury Town Hall: National Register!

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!”

East Village Meetinghouse (Old Brick Church)

From the National Park Service: “The early 19th-century East Village Meeting House, now known as the Old Brick Church, is an excellent example of a Greek Revival style masonry meeting house. The meeting house, serving both religious and secular functions, had no precedent in England, and was an early American building type. In 18th-century NewContinue reading “East Village Meetinghouse (Old Brick Church)”

Worcester Village School: National Register of Historic Places!

I absolutely love the fact that the Worcester Historical Society occupies the building! From the Worcester Historical Society’s website: “The purpose of the Worcester, Vermont Historical Society is to conserve the unique story of Worcester’s past through education, preservation, restoration, and interpretation for the benefit of our posterity. The Society’s resources, collections, and archives willContinue reading “Worcester Village School: National Register of Historic Places!”

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.[1]Continue reading “Worcester Town Hall: National Register of Historic Places!”

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!”

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”

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