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Harris K. Drury House

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1922. 28 Pleasant St., Essex Junction village

This small two-story house was built for Harris K. Drury, vice president of the Drury Brick and Tile Company, which was started by his father, Jacob B. Drury, in 1867 and was located nearby. It is a unique interpretation of Colonial Revival built in brick (Flemish bond) in an otherwise wood-frame neighborhood and is distinctive also for its hipped gambrel roof that rests on brick end walls. Each end wall has the centered exterior, shouldered chimney popular in Colonial Revival to provide aesthetically pleasing fireplaces. A small, one-story, gabled, projecting brick entrance pavilion with wooden Doric corner pilasters contains a six-panel door and small fanlight; and a one-story sunporch, a popular early-twentieth-century feature, projects from the southern end wall. Harris moved here from the c. 1860 brick house of his parents at 88 Main Street; later, his son, Harris K. Drury Jr., who continued in the family business, reoccupied the older family home. Although the manufactory has been closed for years, its products can be seen throughout Burlington, Winooski, Essex Junction, and the rest of the county, and Drury Fire Brick is still prized for its quality and durability.

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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson
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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "Harris K. Drury House", [Essex, Vermont], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VT-01-CH50.

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Cover: Buildings of Vermont

Buildings of Vermont, Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 172-172.

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