South Stone School House: National Register!

“The South Stone School House is a historic school building at Main Street and Quarry Road in Isle La Motte, Vermont. Built in 1843, it served the town as a district school until 1932, and has served as home to its historical society since then. It was probably built by James Ritchie, a noted localContinue reading “South Stone School House: National Register!”

Lamoille County Courthouse

“The Lamoille County Courthouse is located at 154 Main Street in Hyde Park, the shire town of Lamoille County, Vermont. Built in 1912 to a design by Burlington architect Zachary Taylor Austin (1850–1910), it is a good example of Romanesque and Colonial Revival architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places inContinue reading “Lamoille County Courthouse”

Cotton Free Library

In the video, I thought the reason why the word “free” was in the name was because it was a Carnegie Library. I conducted some research and discovered that was not the case. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were subscription libraries. People paid to be members and had exclusive use ofContinue reading “Cotton Free Library”

LAST WEEK OF FREE ADMISSION AT ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!!

THIS WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK TO ENJOY FREE ADMISSION TO THE ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!! The St. Albans Museum is open Wednesday and Friday 11-4 and Saturday 10-2. Handy Cars has provided the wildly generous FREE ADMISSION in 2022. (Huge thanks to Handy Cars for that!) The money you’ve saved you could spend on theContinue reading “LAST WEEK OF FREE ADMISSION AT ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!!”

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”

GUIDED INTERIOR TOUR of Georgia Historical Society Museum!

I spent an absolutely delightful Saturday afternoon with Cindy Ploof, who is the President of the Georgia Historical Society. She offered me a GUIDED TOUR of the INTERIOR of the District School No. 8, which is the location of the Georgia Historical Society Museum. 4127 Ethan Allen Highway (that’s Route 7) is the address andContinue reading “GUIDED INTERIOR TOUR of Georgia Historical Society Museum!”

Saint Albans Museum TEASER VIDEO

I had the great fortune of meeting with Lisa Evans, the Executive Director of the Saint Albans Museum. She offered me a tour of this wonderful place. This is an Historical Society museum. What does that mean? An Historical Society preserves its area’s history. Oftentimes, they are the keepers of the objects, too. The SocietyContinue reading “Saint Albans Museum TEASER VIDEO”

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!”

Burlington High School Exterior Walkaround: Part 2

My High School is going to be torn down. The plan is to build on the same site and the fifth incarnation of Burlington High School will be built. As I wrote that, my throat tightened and tears formed in my eyes. I have so many great memories of my time spent there. In thisContinue reading “Burlington High School Exterior Walkaround: Part 2”

Burlington High School Exterior Walkaround: Part 1

Today’s video is Part 1 of an exterior walkaround of Burlington High School. I graduated from this school nearly 40 years ago. I understand why it needs to be demolished. It still breaks my heart, though. I really want to film the inside of the whole school. Can anyone help me with this endeavor??? Please!Continue reading “Burlington High School Exterior Walkaround: Part 1”

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