Swanton War Memorial

“In memory of the soldiers from Swanton, who laid down their lives in the civil war of 1861, the town, in accordance with the decision of a large majority of voters in town-meeting assembled, have erected a beautiful monument at a cost of about $2,000. The original appropriation was $1,500, and Hon. William H. Blake,Continue reading “Swanton War Memorial”

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!”

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!”

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!”

Hutchins Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!

“The Hutchins Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the South Branch of the Trout River in Montgomery, Vermont on Hutchins Bridge Road. It was built in 1883 by Sheldon & Savannah Jewett, brothers who are credited with building most of the area’s covered bridges. It was listed on the National Register ofContinue reading “Hutchins Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!”

Comstock Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!

“The Comstock Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the Trout River in Montgomery, Vermont on Comstock Bridge Road. Built in 1883, it is one of several area bridges built by Sheldon & Savannah Jewett. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] The Comstock Covered Bridge stands justContinue reading “Comstock Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!”

Old Stone Shop

“For many years after 1808, farm implements were manufactured here. Lyman Batcheller & his sons bought the forge in 1835, and their forks became famous throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 1902 they merged with the firm making True Temper products, which re-built the Inn.”-State Historic Marker “The Old Stone Shop is the oldest andContinue reading “Old Stone Shop”

1800’s Graffiti Written in Stone at Mount Equinox Summit

“History of the Hearthstones: The fireplace hearths at the Sky Line Inn are quite unique, and to tell about them one must delve a little into the past. In the late 1800’s it was quite the fashion to climb on foot to the summit of Mount Equinox by one of the several trails that thenContinue reading “1800’s Graffiti Written in Stone at Mount Equinox Summit”

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