You are here

True Town House

-A A +A
1875, True A. Town. 1345 VT 215 South, Lower Cabot village

True A. Town, the son of a carriage manufacturer in South Woodbury, returned to Vermont after the Civil War and acquired the dam and water rights of a former starch factory at the south end of Lower Cabot village. There he began a sawmill and woodworking business with his comrade-in-arms Herman Osgood, manufacturing lumber and specialty items including boot forms, coffins, and caskets. In 1873 he acquired a lot adjacent to the road and began building this asymmetrical cruciform-plan, wood-frame, Gothic Revival house, producing both the design and the materials himself. It is distinguished by steeply pitched gables, ornate scroll-sawn vergeboard, and window surrounds with twin pointed arches. In 1878, Town completed the house next door to the north, deeding it to his foreman Osgood, in exchange for a mortgage. It is likely that Town also contributed to the 1868 Wiswell House (WA9) and other Gothic-styled houses in Cabot village.

Writing Credits

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

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "True Town House", [Marshfield, Vermont], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VT-01-WA10.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Vermont

Buildings of Vermont, Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 294-295.

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.

, ,