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Research Project: Town Buildings that Contribute Montpelier, Vermont Steven L Lichti ARC – 1220 11/27/2012 Conrey, B.

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1 Research Project: Town Buildings that Contribute Montpelier, Vermont Steven L Lichti ARC – /27/2012 Conrey, B

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3 Montpelier, VT First Settlers of European decent Colonel Jacob Davis and General Parley Davis 17 80, 21 October: Chartered acres 60 Freemen in residence 17 91, 8 March first Town Meeting 1791, First US Census: population 113, including 27 legally voting freemen Established as the Capitol of Vermont Established as the seat of Washington County US Census: population 7, mi 2

4 Green Mountain Cemetery 1906 Lower Main St Gothic Revival Architect: Cleveland & Godfrey Danville Marble Barrel Vault construction with pilasters Interior of the chapel Chapel: marble alter along with wooden pulpit and pews Retiring rooms Vault designed to store 62 bodies

5 Green Mount Cemetery Gatehouse and Chapel

6 Green Mount Cemetery: details south and west sides

7 Green Mount Cemetery: North façade and details of archway

8 Kellogg-Hubbard Library /1974/ Main Street Italian Renaissance Revival Architect: A P Cuttings Rusticated granite blocks Pink North Conway, NH granite Oak and Maple interior Housed the Wood Art Gallery untill Modern entry addition Architect: Robert Burley Fluted concrete blocks Post-Modern addition Architect: Gossens & Bachman Curved window bay

9 Kellogg-Hubbard Library: west façade

10 Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Details of west façade; south façades of original structure and additions

11 Kellogg-Hubbard Library: interior; upper- former Wood Gallery room and detail, entrance, librarians offices, and upper level with skylight.

12 Bethany Congregational Church 1868/1937/ Main Street Gothic Revival Architect: Charles Edward Parker Polychrome: pink & red Isle LaMotte sandstone Parish house added Polychrome: pink & red Isle LaMotte sandstone Modern replacement adjoining original chapel, steeple & parish house Architect: Freeman, French and Freeman Stone from the 1868 church was used in an attempt to blend it with the 1937 & original structures

13 Bethany Congregational Church: West façade

14 Bethany Congregational Church: details; 1868 steeple, 1937 parish house, 1959 congregation hall and entrance

15 Bethany Congregational Church: interior details; upper chapel, lower congregation hall

16 State of Vermont - Department of Motor Vehicles State Street Art Deco Style Architect: William Freeman of Freeman, French, Freeman Constructed from designs made prior to World War II granite foundation: Auair Granite Co. of Hardwick, VT Steel reinforced concrete skeleton Marble façade and sides with marble: Vermont Marble Co. of Proctor, VT

17 State Office Building: Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles North facade

18 State Office Building: Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles; west façade and entrance details: upper- banding between fourth and fifth floors, right- main entrance

19 Bibliography: works consulted and reviewed Blackwell, MS and Nuquist RD (1976) A second walk through Montpelier: more buildings to discover. Montpelier Heritage Group, Montpelier VT Nuquist RD, et. al. (1976) A walk through Montpelier: buildings to discover. Montpelier Heritage Group, Montpelier VT Pritchett, L (2010) Historic Buildings Evaluation Report for Section 106 Review: Montpelier Community Renewable Energy Project Thompson, DP (1860) History of the Town of Montpelier, from the time it was first chartered in 1781 to the year E P Walton, Printer, Montpelier VT United States Census Burrow, United States Department of the Interior National Park Service (1989) National Registration of Historic Places: Montpelier Historic District Amendment. NPS Form a (8-86)


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