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Aerial Image at beginning of Interstate Construction

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Williston Road and I-89

Title:
Aerial Image at beginning of Interstate Construction
Town:
Burlington
County:
Chittenden
State:
Vermont
Date:
1959-05-26
Description:
This oblique aerial photograph shows an area in Burlington just before the building of Interstate 89. We believe that Williston road cuts across the image and at the lower left are the houses off of Spear street. Note the extensively cleared fields for farming, the patches of treed areas around the houses, and the sand pit in the background. Also note the relatively flat topography of the area, and the few elm trees in the center field. See database for similar images. Jim Mongeon writes on 2007-01-15: This is Williston Rd across the top portion. Starting at the left, the buildings with the cupolas was a farm that was purchased to become the Sheraton Cupola Resort (now the Sheraton Conference Ctr). Across Williston Rd was Gaynes, one of the area's first discount shopping stores (now Staples Plaza) The pit in the lower left was the quarry, later becoming the Quarry Hill area. I 89 was built from lower left to upper center taking out the roadway leading to the quarry. The Dorset St. intersection is at the upper right of the photo. Pete Chagnon writes on 2010-06-07: During this time, there was a massive explosion caused by a kid shooting into a shed of dynamite, which was for the construction. There was one survivor. The explosion blew windows out in a wide area of Burlington and was felt as far away as North Street.
Filename:
LS06740_000.jpg
Size:
5760 x 4648 pixels; 12571149 bytes
Original Filename:
AOTN01349.jpg
Keywords:
Buildings; Commercial buildings; Conifers; Culture; Deciduous; Dwellings; Elm; Forests and Plants; Geology; Hills; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Landforms; Living Things; Mines and mineral resources; Nature; Roads; Roads,Paved; Sand and gravel mines and mining; Trees; Work;
Source:
Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Submitted By:
Elizabeth Stanley Mann
Submitted On:
2004-10-13
Original Media:
Aerial Photograph
Catalogue Information:
Negative #1349
Times viewed:
21485
Title:
Williston Road and I-89
Town:
Burlington
County:
Chittenden
State:
Vermont
Date:
2007-05-07
Description:
Since the first picture, the Sheraton has been built where the farms and cupolas were, and the Staples Plaza takes the area that was immediately preceding the quarry. The quarry has since disappeared but traces of the old road are still visible. Also, between the Sheraton/Staples Plaza area and Dorset Street, the interstate was built since then and a cloverleaf-shape of road has been built to accommodate on- and off-ramps for I-89. Forest has taken over more of the landscape than previously seen, the houses of Spear Street in the lower left corner are slightly hidden by the growth of trees, compared to the open spaces next to the houses in the older photo, which have no trees surrounding them at all. Dorset Street cannot be seen in this photo. There are large industrial buildings and parking lots.
Filename:
LS06740_001.jpg
Size:
2272 x 1704 pixels; 469870 bytes
Original Filename:
IMG_0546.jpg
Keywords:
Asphalt cement; Automobiles; Bridges; Bridges,Iron and steel; Buildings; Change; Cities and town--Growth; Cities and towns; Commercial buildings; Conifers; Culture; Deciduous; Driveways; Dwellings; Electric lines--Poles and towers; Express highways; Forests and Plants; Forests and forestry; Garages; Hedges; Hotels; Human Constructs; Lampposts; Landscapes; Living Things; Nature; Parks; Pavements; Plants; Real estate development; Reforestation; Roads; Roads,Paved; Roads--Guard fences; Roads--Widening; Season; Shrubs; Sidewalks; Spring; Stone walls and Fences; Streets; Suburbs; Time; Traffic signs and signals; Transportation; Trees; Trucks; Underpasses; Wood poles; Wooden-frame buildings; Woodlots;
Source:
Nancy Columb
Photographer:
Nancy Columb
Submitted By:
Nancy Columb
Submitted On:
2007-05-12
Original Media:
Aerial Photograph
Times viewed:
7469
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