You are here

Brick Row

-A A +A
1863. 1910–1956 VT 67

Just into Shaftsbury, but very much a part of North Bennington's economic and visual landscape, is an ensemble known as brick row or brick town. These buildings are sometimes referred to as Shoe Lane, since they were built as housing for workers in the North Bennington Boot and Shoe Company, one of the largest industrial enterprises in the village until its destruction by fire in 1884. The five (of an original seven) brick duplex workers' houses that line both sides of the street have slate jerkinhead roofs with bracketed cornices, central peaked dormers, segmental-arched windows, and wooden porches with lattice valances and bracketed columns. With their detailing and prominent location on the main road north, these descendants of the simple mill housing on Sage Street in North Bennington (c. 1811, the state's oldest complex) are among the most elaborate and most highly visible workers' houses in Vermont.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "Brick Row", [Shaftsbury, Vermont], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VT-01-BE13.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Vermont

Buildings of Vermont, Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 40-40.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,