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Chester Railroad Station

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c. 1875. Depot St. and Green Mountain Railroad tracks, Chester Depot

This is one of Vermont's best-preserved small nineteenth-century railroad stations. Unlike most of the minor, wood-frame stations on the Rutland line, this one is built of brick with fine Italianate details. Its construction is similar to other stations on the Central Vermont Railroad, which is perhaps not surprising since the Rutland had formed a leasing relationship with the Central Vermont only a few years before. The station has a corbeled cornice, windows capped by brick hood moldings, and a projecting trackside station agent's bay. Adjacent to this is a rare, mechanical semaphore. The station was significant for the village, which became the site of (1884), built to provide a neutral location for meetings between Chester's north and south villages.

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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson
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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "Chester Railroad Station", [Chester, Vermont], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VT-01-WS59.

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Cover: Buildings of Vermont

Buildings of Vermont, Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 387-387.

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