Northfield Historical Society

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Northfield Graded and High School
The Graded School, also popularly known as the Gray Building, on the rightwas built in 1876, after a fire destroyed the previous Northfield Academy building. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 and continued as an…

Northfield, Vt. in the Future
Northfield has made it to the 21st century, but so far The Common area shows no sign of being as innovative as this futuristic postcard predicts! No blimps have been launched proclaiming "New York in one hour," and there has yet to be built a subway…

Central Vermont Wreck, Northfield, VT, Engine 703, May 3, 1936
Onlookers do not seem too concerned about their safety as they get up close to view this devastating train wreck. According to a newspaper report in the May 7, 1936, Burlington Free Press, a brakeman was killed by escaping steam and the engineer was…