Gordon-Center Dilapidated Barns

The Gordon-Center House’s barns are very likely part of the National Register of Historic Places buildings. Those three barns behind the house were built some time before 1930, about 100 years after the house. The State of Vermont owns the house, the barns, the Al Weed Fish Hatchery and the 10 acres of land onContinue reading “Gordon-Center Dilapidated Barns”

Gordon-Center House: National Register!

From Architectural Firm, Arnold and Scangas: “Working for The Fish and Wildlife Department for the State of Vermont, we renovated the Gordon-Center House during a two-phase project. This 1824 building with a history associated with lake ferry operations was extensively damaged during an ice storm. A new roof was constructed and the stone masonry wasContinue reading “Gordon-Center House: National Register!”

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!”

District School No. 4 (“Corners” Schoolhouse)

“Corner’s Schoolhouse #4 This Schoolhouse was built in 1814 and is also known as the “Block Schoolhouse” for its construction of foot-thick squared-off logs, which can be seen through a stove air vent on the south wall. The timbers were laid up like a log cabin with lime-and-sand mortar. The 1 1/2 inch thick sawnContinue reading “District School No. 4 (“Corners” Schoolhouse)”

Hyde Log Cabin: In Same Family for ~150 YEARS!!

State Historic Marker Inscription: “This pioneer log cabin was one of the first buildings constructed in this area. Built from cedar logs by Jedediah Hyde, Jr., an engineer and veteran of the Revolutionary War, it was the home of the Hyde family for over 150 years. The cabin has one large room, heated by aContinue reading “Hyde Log Cabin: In Same Family for ~150 YEARS!!”

Hyde Log Cabin Storyboard

From the storyboard: “Jedediah Hyde, Jr. (1761-1824) surveyed the Grand Isle area with his father after the American Revolution. In 1783 he built his cabin near here. Settling in Grand Isle permanently about 1787, he and his wife Betsey raised their ten children in this cabin. It was subsequently owned and occupied by members ofContinue reading “Hyde Log Cabin Storyboard”

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