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Waterbury Train Station

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1875; 2006, Arnold and Scangas. N. Park Row off S. Main St., Waterbury village

The restoration of Waterbury's railroad station reveals the quality of construction that the Central Vermont Railroad once brought to small Vermont towns. The first station was built soon after the arrival of trains in Waterbury in 1849. After it burned, it was replaced by this brick building with hooded segmental-arched windows, broad bracket-supported platform canopies, and a two-story tower with a cupola. In the 1930s and 1940s, the station served as the gateway to the fledgling ski industry in Stowe and Waitsfield, but it closed in 1954 and its canopies, tower, and cupola were gradually removed. A decade of local efforts that began in 1995 with major support from the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Foundation and Federal Highway Administration Transportation Enhancement fund culminated in the accurate restoration of the station's Victorian character and its return to useful life as an Amtrak stop, cafe, and visitors' center.

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Author: 
Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson
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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "Waterbury Train Station", [Waterbury, Vermont], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VT-01-WA3.

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Cover: Buildings of Vermont

Buildings of Vermont, Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 291-292.

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