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100 State Street, YMCA

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Yes, Montpelier used to have a YMCA! It was located on State Street where the Northfield Savings Bank portion of the Capitol Plaza Hotel is now located. The building had a large gymnasium in the back that featured a popular basketball court and the…

30 School Street, Kemp House

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In 1886, when state’s attorney Harlan W. Kemp built a new house at 30 School Street, a newspaper called it “an ornament to the street.” Kemp lived in his beautiful Second Empire home until his death in 1922. He had been a prominent citizen of the…

28 School Street, Prentiss/Shepard House

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The yellow, clapboard building at 28 School Street that houses Manghi’s Bread and Nu Leaf Beauty Studio was once located at 135 Main Street. Known as the Shepard House in 1894, it was moved around the corner to make room for the Kellogg-Hubbard…

28 & 34 Barre Street, Montpelier Freeze Lockers

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This little house at 34 Barre Street was replaced by a low, Moderne-style brick building with great fanfare in 1947. It was occupied by Montpelier Freeze Lockers, Inc., a co-op that processed meat and rented freezer lockers to families for fruit and…

Early car and horse drawn carriages

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Early car and two horse drawn carriages parked between the First Baptist Church and City Hotel.

Theatorium

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Northfield's village hall, which also served as a fire station, a jail, a theater, and a meeting place.

E. L. Smith Quarry

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Distant view of the E. L. Smith & Company Granite Shed, surrounded by several granite chunks.

Blacksmith shop

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Lowell McLeon's blacksmith shop, with two men making horseshoes.

Williamstown

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Williamstown, Vermont, from near the railroad station. Two churches are among the houses.

Sugarhouse

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Group gathered near a sugarhouse. One boy stands near a sled hitched to a pair of young oxen.

Sugarhouse

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Men and boys gathered around a sugarhouse. There is one sled hitched to horses and a smaller sled with a metal container hitched to a pair of young oxen.

Freight train in valley

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Train pulling a line of cars through a valley. Houses are dotted in the valley and on the hillside in the background.