THIS WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK TO ENJOY FREE ADMISSION TO THE ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!! The St. Albans Museum is open Wednesday and Friday 11-4 and Saturday 10-2. Handy Cars has provided the wildly generous FREE ADMISSION in 2022. (Huge thanks to Handy Cars for that!) The money you’ve saved you could spend on theContinue reading “LAST WEEK OF FREE ADMISSION AT ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!!”
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Saint Albans Museum TEASER VIDEO
I had the great fortune of meeting with Lisa Evans, the Executive Director of the Saint Albans Museum. She offered me a tour of this wonderful place. This is an Historical Society museum. What does that mean? An Historical Society preserves its area’s history. Oftentimes, they are the keepers of the objects, too. The SocietyContinue reading “Saint Albans Museum TEASER VIDEO”
Houghton House: National Register of Historic Places!
“The Houghton House is a historic house at 86 South Main Street in the city of St. Albans, Vermont. Built about 1800, with an interior dating to 1829–30, it is a fine and little-altered local example of transitional Georgian-Federal styling, and is one of the city’s oldest surviving buildings. It was listed on the NationalContinue reading “Houghton House: National Register of Historic Places!”
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!”
Hathaway’s Tavern: National Register!
“Hathaway’s Tavern is a historic public accommodation at 255 North Main Street in the city of St. Albans, Vermont, United States. Built in 1793, it is the city’s oldest surviving building, and was briefly used as the seat of the Franklin County government. A private residence since 1805, it was listed on the National RegisterContinue reading “Hathaway’s Tavern: National Register!”
Warren Robinson Austin: First UN Ambassador Representing US
In today’s video, I share the incredible political rise and accomplishments of Warren Robinson Austin. He is buried at Lakeview Cemetery and has an interesting grave monument. It is a rectangular frame, which suggests a door to the afterlife. “Warren Robinson Austin (November 12, 1877 – December 25, 1962) was an American politician and diplomatContinue reading “Warren Robinson Austin: First UN Ambassador Representing US”
Giroux Furniture Company Building
“The Giroux Furniture Company Building is a historic commercial building at 10-18 Catherine Street in the city of St. Albans, Vermont. Built in two parts (1896 and 1905), it is a reminder of the city’s railroad-related history, and served for many years as an enduring commercial presence. It was listed on the National Register ofContinue reading “Giroux Furniture Company Building”
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”
Central Vermont Railroad Headquarters
I filmed in St. Albans, Vermont recently and am thrilled to present the Central Vermont Railroad Headquarters! This is not merely on the National Register of Historic Places. This is actually an Historic District! It’s made up of a complex of buildings that had been used by and for the Central Vermont Railroad. Most ofContinue reading “Central Vermont Railroad Headquarters”
L’Ecole Saintes-Anges (Holy Angels School) in St. Albans, Vermont
“The L’Ecole Saintes-Anges, or the Holy Angels Convent in English, is a historic religious and educational building at 247 Lake Street in the city of St. Albans, Vermont. Built in 1899, it is a prominent local example of Romanesque Revival architecture, and served historically as a significant cultural center for the local French Canadian immigrantContinue reading “L’Ecole Saintes-Anges (Holy Angels School) in St. Albans, Vermont”