Expansion of JOANN’S Fabrics into Aubuchon Hardware

If you think you saw my dashboard during the filming of this video, DING! DING! DING!, you are absolutely correct! In order to get both the front of JOANN’S and the former Aubuchon’s storefront in the frame, I would have to stand in the busy parking lot. It’s Christmas time, people! I am not intoContinue reading “Expansion of JOANN’S Fabrics into Aubuchon Hardware”

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””

Aubuchon Hardware Will Become Jo-Ann’s Fabrics After Expansion

Once I saw the notices in the window of the former Aubuchon Hardware store in South Burlington, I knew I had to see what they said. And that’s the context of this video. Those notices are faced INSIDE the building! However, there IS a zoning notice taped inside the other window for any and allContinue reading “Aubuchon Hardware Will Become Jo-Ann’s Fabrics After Expansion”

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”


“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”


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 Duncan/Dubuc Forge & Blacksmith/Wheelwright Shop

I present to you the Duncan/Dubuc Blacksmith Shop, https://youtu.be/nTH3YW38u7w.  Located at the corner of Colchester Avenue and Mill Street in Burlington, Vermont, it was well-positioned to serve the mills and its workers.  It is a 3-storey building. After the 1927 flood took out the Winooski Bridge, the new bridge was raised several feet. Thus, ColchesterContinue reading “The Duncan/Dubuc Forge & Blacksmith/Wheelwright Shop”

Richardson Place in Burlington, VT

Today’s video, https://youtu.be/bNhuPwmY-iM, is on Richardson Place in Burlington, VT.  If we’re old enough, we remember it as Abernethy’s Department Store.  As one of the three buildings at the top of Church Street, it is part of the Head of Church Street Historic District.  All three of those buildings, Richardson Place, the Masonic Temple andContinue reading “Richardson Place in Burlington, VT”

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