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?”
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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!”
Woodbury Town Hall: National Register!
From the National Park Service: “The Woodbury Town Hall was one of the earliest town hall buildings built in Vermont specifically for this purpose. Built in 1842, it was constructed in a vernacular Greek Revival style, typical for town halls from this period. It is an important and well-preserved example of a small Vermont governmentContinue reading “Woodbury Town Hall: National Register!”
North Montpelier Historic District: State Historic Marker
Inscription from StateHistoricMarker: “This small community – once called Rich’s Hollow – was settled in the late 1700s and during the 19th century was an important cultural and industrial center area. Samuel Rich created North Montpelier Pond by damming the Kingsbury Branch to power a sawmill, gristmill, and woolen mill that operated until 1970. BusinessesContinue reading “North Montpelier Historic District: State Historic Marker”
East Village Meetinghouse (Old Brick Church)
From the National Park Service: “The early 19th-century East Village Meeting House, now known as the Old Brick Church, is an excellent example of a Greek Revival style masonry meeting house. The meeting house, serving both religious and secular functions, had no precedent in England, and was an early American building type. In 18th-century NewContinue reading “East Village Meetinghouse (Old Brick Church)”
Frank Gaylord: Creator of Korean War Veterans Memorial
Vanetti & Zampieri Mausoleums at Hope Cemetery
“BARRE CITY – Tullio Zampieri, 97, of White Street, died early Sunday morning July 27, 2014, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin after a brief illness and a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born Aug. 28, 1916 in Barre City, he was the son of MarioContinue reading “Vanetti & Zampieri Mausoleums at Hope Cemetery”