Adam’s Hotel/Riviere Hotel WILL BE DEMOLISHED!

From the Saint Albans Register: “The three-story Riviere Hotel, also once known as the Adams Hotel or Adams House Hotel, had served as a hotel since the 1800s before ultimately falling into disrepair. Swanton Village had purchased the building for about $30,000 earlier this year with the aim of eventually redeveloping the former hotel, nowContinue reading “Adam’s Hotel/Riviere Hotel WILL BE DEMOLISHED!”

Swanton War Memorial

“In memory of the soldiers from Swanton, who laid down their lives in the civil war of 1861, the town, in accordance with the decision of a large majority of voters in town-meeting assembled, have erected a beautiful monument at a cost of about $2,000. The original appropriation was $1,500, and Hon. William H. Blake,Continue reading “Swanton War Memorial”

Pearl Milisci, Switchboard Operator’s, Office Burlington High School

“PEARL MILISCI OBITUARY PEARL E. MILISCI COLCHESTER: Pearl E. Milisci, 90, of Colchester, died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Green Mountain Nursing Home. She was born in Colchester on Aug. 16, 1918, the daughter of the late William and Edith (Holtz) Proulx. Pearl retired from Burlington High School after 21 years as the switchboardContinue reading “Pearl Milisci, Switchboard Operator’s, Office Burlington High School”

Children’s Graves Revisited at Lakeview Cemetery

When I filmed these children’s graves back in June 2021, several headstones were tipped forward. This made some of them unreadable. There were others that were leaning in other directions as well. In September 2022, people from the Howard Center and the Vermont Old Cemetery Association joined forces to straighten these headstones. I must sayContinue reading “Children’s Graves Revisited at Lakeview Cemetery”

Burlington High School Auditorium

As I was recording my video in the Burlington High School auditorium, I had wanted to share stories of my time in the Drama Club at BHS. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and it was out of my control. Thus, you will be able to find those stories right here. I shall share stories and hopefully,Continue reading “Burlington High School Auditorium”

Abandoned Farmstead?

I saw this abandoned farmstead as I was returning from filming. All I can tell you is that it’s on Route 14. Otherwise, I would be guessing as to its location. Behind the house and barn were another house and some other building, as I recall. Someone is using the back porch to stack andContinue reading “Abandoned Farmstead?”

Kent’s Tavern: National Register!

Historic Marker: “This brick tavern was built by Abdiel Kent between 1833 and 1837. It served as his home, and from 1837 to 1846 was a stagecoach stop on the road from Montpelier to Canada. The Kent family settled in Calais in 1798 and this section of town is known as Kents Corners. One ofContinue reading “Kent’s Tavern: National Register!”

Old West Church Cemetery

According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, the graveyard was “first used in 1800 and contains 134 graves.” Admittedly, it did not look that big, but there were several tiny headstones, Plus, there were several monuments as well. They often have multiple names listed on them. The cemetery, overall, seemed to be in good condition.Continue reading “Old West Church Cemetery”

Old West Church

The center door is a feature of Colonial period meetinghouses. It is the “Door of Honor”, which the minister and his family used. Those pews are box pews, which were for families. Single people would sit in the balcony, if available. The Old West Road on which this church stands was one of the worstContinue reading “Old West Church”

Woodbury Graded School: National Register!

National Park Service: “The town of Woodbury had been served by several small scattered schoolhouses until 1914 when the centrally located Woodbury Graded School was constructed. Architecturally, it is an excellent example of an early 20th-century rural Vermont graded school. Its construction and history embody the economic and social history of the community, while itsContinue reading “Woodbury Graded School: National Register!”

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