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!”

The Normand House: 20th Century Working Class Housing

In today’s video, you’ll learn a bit about a building that was used primarily as worker housing for most of the 20th century. The Normand House is in the Old North End neighborhood of Burlington, Vermont and is on the National Register of Historic Places. “The Normand House is a historic residential property at 163-65Continue reading “The Normand House: 20th Century Working Class Housing”

The William Fitzgerald Block

Today’s video is about the William Fitzgerald Block on North Champlain Street in the Old North End of Burlington,Vermont. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “The William Fitzgerald Block is a historic mixed-use commercial and residential building at 57-63 North Champlain Street in Burlington, Vermont. Built about 1887, it is aContinue reading “The William Fitzgerald Block”

St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Pics

Today’s video is St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Pics.  I snapped each and every one of these photos myself.  They are accompanied by lovely music.  I already have a much longer video on this topic I posted months ago, if you’re interested. “St. Joseph’s Orphanage was operated by the Sisters of Providence from 1854 to 1974.Continue reading “St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Pics”

Historic Adams Street Walking Tour

Today’s video, https://youtu.be/JunRgnWkdmo, is a walking tour of Adams Street in Burlington, VT.  No worries!  You’ll not actually see the walking portion and have to endure the huffing, the puffing or my seeming desire to blow the house down!  What you WILL see and hear are the brief descriptions of each house and who livedContinue reading “Historic Adams Street Walking Tour”

King Street Tenement Houses

Greetings All!  This is Patricia and I am Traveling for History!! Today’s video, https://youtu.be/9PYlSVHwrMo, is on the King Street Tenement Houses.  All are located in the top block adjacent to South Winooski Avenue in Burlington, VT.  In this video, I share who built each building, why who the first tenants were and what they didContinue reading “King Street Tenement Houses”

Hickok-Burlington Cotton Company Tenement Building

“The Hickock-Burlington Cotton Company Tenement Building, https://youtu.be/uIreTN4IZDE, is probably one of the oldest surviving buildings at Winooski Falls. The structure was originally constructed to serve as a store for Reuben Harmon in 1811. Although Harmon lost the store to creditors less than seven months after it opened, the building continued to serve as a storeContinue reading “Hickok-Burlington Cotton Company Tenement Building”

Burlington Cotton Company Tenement Building

Today’s video, https://youtu.be/MODYH4zDu7I, is on the Burlington Cotton Company Tenement Building located on Barrett Street in Burlington, VT. “The building was probably built shortly after the construction of Barrett Street as a rental property by Henry P. Hickock (president of the Merchants National Bank in Burlington), who with his wife also owned 485 Colchester AvenueContinue reading “Burlington Cotton Company Tenement Building”

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”

Dubuc & Burlington Cotton Company Tenement Buildings

Today’s video, https://youtu.be/aWhYD6ao9G4, is the first in a series on the ancillary buildings necessary to working near and in mills.  In fact, all of the buildings were part of a concerted effort to increase the boundary of the Winooski Falls Mill Historic District back in the early 1990’s. Want to see ALL my photographs? GoContinue reading “Dubuc & Burlington Cotton Company Tenement Buildings”

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