Barre, Calder & Richardson Photos

Description

Photos from the coal and wood fuel company Calder & Richardson located in Barre, Vermont.

William W. Calder (1858-1936) and Victor Richardson established the fuel company, “Calder & Richardson,” in 1900, in Barre, Vermont. William W. Calder had started work as a harness maker. Horace A. Richardson (1870-1938) bought the company in 1917. The company dealt in coal and firewood; fuel oil was added to the company in 1927. The company offices were located at 12 Depot Square in Barre, Vermont. The firewood sheds were located at Burnham’s Meadows; and the coal yards were situated on Horace Lane off North Main Street. Later, the oil tanks were established on Mill Street in Barre, Vermont.

Calder & Richardson Logos

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Calder & Richardson Store Interior with Oil Burner Exhibit
Photograph shows interior of Calder & Richardson store at Depot Square. The photograph shows an exhibit of oil burner machinery along with the coal price list.

Calder & Richardson Store Interior with Coal Price Lists and Samples
Photograph shows interior of Calder & Richardson store at Depot Square. The coal price list is shown, as well as firewood and samples of coal types.

Calder & Richardson Signage on Side of Offices at Depot Square
Side view of the Calder & Richardson Store with the company lettering on the building, advertising "coke," "wood," and "coal."