Postcards, Barre-Montpelier Road
This collection is part of a larger collection that documents the development of US Route 302 between Barre and Montpelier, Vermont, known as the Barre-Montpelier Road. What was once a country road linking the two cities through the town of Berlin, Vermont, became a commercial strip in the middle of the 20th century.
The collection also includes images of Barre's North Main Street and Montpelier's River Street which are located at either end of Berlin's Barre-Montpelier Road. Historic images of these roads have been paired with photographs taken in 2021 by intern Emma Norman.
The larger collection has been divided in three parts: the 1975 black-and-white photographs of Kenneth Brown, postcards of motels and restaurants along the strip, and other historic images of the road.
This section of the collection features postcards -- mostly of motels -- of commercial enterprises along the road from the collections of the Vermont Historical Society.
- Leahy Library, Vermont Historical Society, Barre, Vermont
Color postcard of The Wayside Restaurant on Route 302 in Berlin, Vermont. The photograph features wood siding on the left side of the restaurant, large windows, the Wayside lettering on the brick chimney, along with an empty parking lot and hillside…
Color postcard of The Wayside Restaurant on Route 302 in Berlin, Vermont. The photograph features wood siding on the left side of the restaurant, large windows, the Wayside lettering on the brick chimney, along with an empty parking lot and trees on…
Color postcard of the Howard Johnson's restaurant on Route 302 in Montpelier, Vermont. The image shows the restaurant with its famous cupula and two blue cars parked alongside. This view includes an ornate sign advertising the restaurant, "ice cream,…