Old Mill and Dam: Slate History Trail

“Little Hazard Brook once powered sawmills and slate mills as it wound its way from Glen Lake, or Screwsriver Pond, to Lake Bomoseen. From the sawmill, Hazard Brook ran underground to the waterwheel in the slate mill. An old outlet near the Barlow house may have furnished water power for earlier mills. “-Bomoseen State ParkContinue reading “Old Mill and Dam: Slate History Trail”

Willard Manufacturing Company Building

Today’s video is on the Willard Manufacturing Company Building in St. Albans, Vermont. The building was re-purposed as an apartment building known as the Willard Mill Apartments. “The Willard Manufacturing Company Building is a historic factory building at 25 Stowell Street in the city of St. Albans, Vermont. Built in 1896, the building saw industrialContinue reading “Willard Manufacturing Company Building”

TEASER VIDEO: NEW EXHIBIT AT THE MILL MUSEUM IN WINOOSKI, VERMONT

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 Pioneer Mechanics Shops in Burlington, Vermont

Today’s video is all about the Pioneer Mechanics Shops located on Lake Street in Burlington, Vermont. (Or Pioneer Mechanics’ Shops, according to the writer of the information on the Historic Sites and Structures Survey.) The original four buildings were built in 1850, but burned down in 1858. Three were rebuilt later that year. Eventually, thereContinue reading “The Pioneer Mechanics Shops in Burlington, Vermont”

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