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c. 1850, Eastman Case. VT 116, 1 mile south of VT 17
  • (Photograph by Curtis B. Johnson, C. B. Johnson Photography)
  • (Photograph by Curtis B. Johnson, C. B. Johnson Photography)

A local landmark since its erection on “Bristol Flats” near the New Haven River, this two-story, wood-frame house illustrates the marriage of a traditional farmhouse central-hall plan built for stove heating with ostentatious, if naively applied, Greek Revival styling. Unique here is the use across the front and one gable end of monumental fluted Doric columns, without bases, that are recessed within the roof plane. An oversized central entrance with an entablature and paneled corner pilasters with applied palmettes are otherwise pattern-book perfect, as are the eave and gable pediment entablatures and corner pilasters of the main block. The house is typical of the work of Bristol master builder Eastman Case, who erected the Greek Revival Union Church in nearby New Haven Mills in 1851 and lived in the Greek Revival pavilion-with-ells house on the east side of the road 0.2 miles north of this farmhouse. The house has recently been dismantled and reerected in Essex, New York.

Writing Credits

Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson


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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "House", [Bristol, Vermont], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Vermont

Buildings of Vermont, Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 116-116.

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