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Baxter House

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1852. 9 School St., Bellows Falls

The modest, wood-frame house built for attorney John N. Baxter is one of four Bellows Falls examples of a regional Greek Revival design, variations of which appear throughout villages in northern Windham and Windsor counties. The regional feature is a one-story entrance porch with primitive fluted Doric columns inset on one side of the gable-front house. Beyond the usual full eaves entablature and corner pilasters, these Bellows Falls examples are also embellished with pointed-arched louvered fans above the windows, a motif more typical of Gothic design. This example also retains its original ell, with segmental-arched bays, and a board-and-batten carriage house.

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Author: 
Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson
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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "Baxter House", [Rockingham, Vermont], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VT-01-WH15.

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Cover: Buildings of Vermont

Buildings of Vermont, Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 405-405.

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