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Congregational Parsonage

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1834. 258 N. Main St., Bradford village
  • (Photograph by Curtis B. Johnson, C. B. Johnson Photography)

This prominent Federal building exemplifies Vermont's late, refined brick version of the style, particularly as it was practiced in the Connecticut River Valley in the 1820s and 1830s. The house's narrower end fronts the road, capped by a pedimented gable, but it also has a formal facade on the longer south side. Both have doors with fan and sidelights framed by elliptical keystone arches. The arch motif is repeated over the first-floor windows, forming recessed panels with louvered fans, as well as in the pediment, where quadrant-shaped louvers flank a central arched attic window. The Congregational Church built the parsonage in an effort to attract and retain a new minister.

Writing Credits

Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson


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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "Congregational Parsonage", [Bradford, 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, 335-336.

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