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”
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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)”
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!”
Congregational Church-Grand Isle: National Register!
“The Grand Isle United Methodist Church, formerly the Congregational Church—Grand Isle, is a historic church in Grand Isle, Vermont. Built in 1853-54, it is a well-preserved local example of Greek Revival architecture, and the town’s oldest surviving church building. Originally built for a Congregationalist group, it is now home to a United Methodist Church congregation.Continue reading “Congregational Church-Grand Isle: National Register!”
Salisbury Congregational Church
“The Salisbury Congregational Church is a historic church in the village center of Salisbury, Vermont. Completed in 1842, it is fine local example of vernacular Greek Revival architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The Salisbury Congregational Church is centrally located in Salisbury’s small village center, on the northContinue reading “Salisbury Congregational Church”
Weybridge Town Hall
“Weybridge Town Hall is located on Quaker Village Road in northern Weybridge, Vermont. It was built in 1847, originally serving as the Wesleyan Methodist Church before becoming the town’s first and only town hall in 1893. A fine example of Greek Revival architecture, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1Continue reading “Weybridge Town Hall”
Grace Episcopal Church
“Grace Church, established in 1816 as an Episcopal Society, is located [in] the village of Sheldon in the heart of rural Franklin County, Vermont….”-https://www.episcopalassetmap.org/dioceses/episcopal-church-vermont/list/grace-church Given its steeply pitched roof and gorgeous points above the doors and windows, the building appears to have been built in the Gothic Revival Style. Those two attributes can be associatedContinue reading “Grace Episcopal Church”
Howden Hall Bell
“This bell was manufactured in 1866 by the Meneely Company of West Troy, New York. It was installed here at Howden Hall -The home of the Bristol Congregational Society from 1842-1890 -And the Adventist Society Congregation from 1890 to 1947 It was removed in 2006 when it was determined that the supporting timbers were noContinue reading “Howden Hall Bell”
Community Baptist Church and Parsonage: National Register of Historic Places!
“The Community Baptist Church and Parsonage are a historic church property at 2 and 10 Mountain Road in the center of Montgomery, Vermont. The church, built in 1866, is a prominently placed example of Greek Revival architecture, while the adjacent parsonage house is a well-preserved example of the Colonial Revival. The church was for manyContinue reading “Community Baptist Church and Parsonage: National Register of Historic Places!”