Ira Allen Chapel: University of Vermont Campus

“One of Burlington’s most prominent landmarks with its gold-domed bell tower rising 165 feet above the UVM campus, Ira Allen Chapel was built to hold one thousand persons. A gift to the University from James Benjamin Wilbur of Manchester, VT, and named for the founder of the University, this facility replaced the cramped chapel spaceContinue reading “Ira Allen Chapel: University of Vermont Campus”

Waterman Building: University of Vermont Campus

MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL! “This large brick building with monumental Vermont marble columns facing the west side of the University Green serves as UVM’s main administration building. Built in 1940-41 to the Colonial Revival design of the McKim, Meade and White architectural firm, the Waterman Building was the gift of Senator Waterman of Denver, Colorado, asContinue reading “Waterman Building: University of Vermont Campus”

Billings Library, University of Vermont Campus in Burlington, Vermont

Let’s talk about the University of Vermont’s Billings Library today. Some of us may think of it as the Billings Student Center, but it started life as and has reverted to the Billings Library because Silver Special Collections moved there. “Prominently located on University Place overlooking the University Green, the Billings Student Center was originallyContinue reading “Billings Library, University of Vermont Campus in Burlington, Vermont”

Old Mill: University of Vermont

I graduated from the University of Vermont long ago and have remained enamored with its buildings. Perhaps you find them as gorgeous as I. Today, the Old Mill is our featured guest and is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the University Green Historic District. History: “The Old Mill building, prominentlyContinue reading “Old Mill: University of Vermont”

Williams Science Hall, University of Vermont

I visited the University of Vermont campus recently to film some of my favorite places. Williams Science Hall is certainly one of them. Admire this majestic structure and enjoy some of its history! “Known first as Williams Science Hall this majestic three-and-a-half story red brick building was erected in 1896 by the University of VermontContinue reading “Williams Science Hall, University of Vermont”

Hear My Personal Stories & Experiences with Placement of State Historic Marker at Phi Gamma Delta in Burlington, VT!

In today’s video,, I share some personal stories about my involvement as President of Preservation Burlington in the placement of the state historic marker at 158 South Willard Street in Burlington, VT.  You’ll DEFINITELY want to tune in to hear about the tour offered us by the fraternity brothers who’d already graduated!  To thisContinue reading “Hear My Personal Stories & Experiences with Placement of State Historic Marker at Phi Gamma Delta in Burlington, VT!”

The Champlain School

Greetings All!  This is Patricia and I am Traveling for History! Today’s video, link here:, is about The Champlain School on Pine Street in Burlington, VT.  It was built in 1909- the Tercentenary!  That was the 300th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s discovery of the lake he boldly named after himself.  Learn more byContinue reading “The Champlain School”

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