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The Vermont House

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1831, c. 1850. 15 W. Main St., Wilmington village
  • The Vermont House

The Vermont House is a three-story stagecoach hotel representative of the Greek Revival phase of Windham County's many well-preserved stagecoach hotels. The hotel had thirty rooms to serve primarily travelers along the Bennington to Brattleboro stagecoach line. Most notable is the three-story portico beneath its gable pediment, which shelters a third-story porch supported by four monumental, boxed columns. The cornices, corner pilasters, capital moldings, window surrounds, and entrance frontispiece likely date from a later c. 1850 remodeling. Even after construction of railroads across the state, Wilmington village remained the only way to traverse the Green Mountains between two of Vermont's leading villages, which meant that the Vermont House remained viable as a business. The somewhat similarly styled West Dover Inn in West Dover (c. 1850) is a noteworthy two-story cousin farther up the Deerfield River Valley. The building continues to function as an inn and tavern.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson
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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "The Vermont House", [Wilmington, Vermont], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VT-01-WH51.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Vermont

Buildings of Vermont, Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 425-425.

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